The Chinese government has offered to send a “high-level” delegation of criminal investigation experts to Nigeria to help security agencies catch bandits and Boko Haram terrorists unleashing terror in Nigeria, particularly in the North.
“So now the (Chinese) central government made the decision to send a high-level delegation from the criminal investigation experts with real experience,” Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, disclosed.
“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.”
Mr. Jianchun announced this on Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Abuja while speaking with journalists on the sideline of the October 1, China-Nigeria friendship award to students of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Mr Jianchun explained that the move by China was part of its support to tackling Nigeria’s worsening insecurity.
According to the Chinese ambassador, the security experts will arrive in Nigeria soon.
Mr Jianchun added: “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.”
Kabiru Bala, the vice-chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, thanked the Chinese government for its support.
On the October 1 award to students of the university, Mr Kabiru Bala stressed that the gesture from the Chinese government through its embassy in Nigeria was a great encouragement to the students.
He said: “It is very edifying. When students excel, there is a need to recognise that excellence, and this is one of those gestures by the Chinese government through the Chinese Embassy.”