China is set to intervene in the fight against insecurity in Nigeria, offering to send a high-level delegation of criminal investigation experts to meet with Nigerian security agencies.
Cui Jianchun, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja in a chat with journalists, stating that the security experts were expected to arrive in Nigeria soon.
“China’s central government is really concerned about the security situation in Nigeria and also the Chinese Nationals in Nigeria.
“We are working hard on how we can get support from China. I think that it really concerns every Nigerian and I believe this is not only about the Nigerian people and government, but also, we need international support.
“So now the Central government made the decision to send a High-Level delegation from the criminal investigation experts with real experience.
“They come to Nigeria and get to talk to the people, the government, how can they find a way to work together to overcome the challenge they are facing,” Jianchun said.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Kabiru Bala, expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for its support and commended the Nigerian government on its efforts in curbing insecurity.
“Let me sincerely appreciate the efforts of the government. When we began to see signs of insecurity around the campus, we made a special visit to the Inspector General of Police.
"To other government agencies, security agencies, and I am happy to say that the response was quite appreciated.
“There are things that I might not mention publicly, but just to say, the response was very good.
“The Inspector-General put a lot of reinforcement around the Campus with equipment and men. So far, the Campus is secured,” Bala said.