President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain have appraised the war against different forms of terrorism in Nigeria, and agreed that the judicial process be allowed to run its course.
The two leaders reached this agreement during bilateral talks at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit in London, United Kingdom, on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the position of the two leaders might have dashed the hope of Mr Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed IPOB, the pro-Biafra group, who has been agitating for possible intervention of the British government over his ardour in Nigeria.
Kanu, a British citizen, is currently facing terrorism and criminal charges in Nigeria.
Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, had in a letter to the British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Catriona Laing, requested that his client should “be granted every possible Consular assistance to which he is entitled as a British citizen”.
However, Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement, quoted the two leaders saying it was important that ”the judicial process runs without interference, no matter who was involved.”
President Buhari also briefed the Prime Minister on Nigeria’s power needs and efforts being made, as well as initiatives geared at achieving food security.
He also reviewed the security situation in the different regions of the country, while Johnson pledged Britain’s preparedness to lend a helping hand.
“We are available to help,” Adesina quoted the British PM as saying.
”The two leaders equally discussed how to increase trade between the two countries, develop solar and wind power, leadership of the Commonwealth going forward and other matters of mutual interest,” Adesina added. (NAN)