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The United Kingdom has denied insinuation that it is in support of any agitation for the break-up of Nigeria.


The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright, said on Friday that the British government was not supporting those calling for the secession in Nigeria.

The UK said it would always support Nigeria’s unity and ensure the progress of the country as usual.

Arkwright spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State when he paid a courtesy visit to the state House of Assembly where he met with the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmed and other principal officers of the House.

“In a word, no, we don’t have anything to do with anyone agitating for the break-up of Nigeria.

“We’re strongly in support of the unity of Nigeria and the Federal Government of Nigeria. And that’s what the British government has consistently supported and we don’t have an interest or support anyone agitating for the break- up of Nigeria.

“For anyone to say the British government is involved in any way in the break-up of Nigeria is completely wrong,” he said.

He described Nigeria’s democratic situation as delicate but commended efforts at upholding democratic tenets and keeping the flame of democracy alive.

France, an ally of defunct Biafra in 1967, had similarly denounced any further step to actualise the secession of South East from Nigeria.

The country said that such a move had been overtaken by events and no longer in support of break-up of any part of Nigeria.

France’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, said his country would not in any way work with any group agitating for the dismemberment of Nigeria.

He said France was working with Nigeria and supporting it as a country.

He spoke against the backdrop of France’s previous support for Biafra during Nigeria’s civil war.

Gauer pointed out that Nigeria has evolved since the civil war.

France has been cooperating with the country to overcome its challenges, especially the fight against the insurgency.

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  1. Of course. What do you expect from the people who sowed the seed of discord in the first place?

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  2. Of course its not an issue, how would you support the disintegration of Nigeria when you are the sole beneficiary in the international arena. Please tell us something else

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  3. UK can't support breakup of Nigeria because if Nigeria breaks, they won't be able to survive. UK survival depends solely on stolen wealth through collaboration with savage Nigerian leaders.

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  4. Whether Britain support Nigeria breakup or not, Biafra will be freed from the murderous Islamic sharia republic of State. Biafra will be liberated from the evil and most wicked colonial state ever created by colonial British Empire. Biafra will be freed from the fantastically corrupt, lawless, and failed Nigerian State.

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