China has volunteered to send a high-level delegation of criminal investigation professionals to meet with Nigerian security agencies in response to the country’s insecurity.
Cui Jianchun, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, revealed this to journalists on the sidelines of the China-Nigeria friendship award ceremony for Ahmadu Bello University Zaria students on October 1 in Abuja.
Cui stated that China’s decision is part of China’s support for Nigeria’s fight against insecurity, and that security professionals are anticipated 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,” Cui said.
Prof. Kabiru Bala, Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, praised the Chinese government for its assistance and the Nigerian government for its efforts to combat insecurity.
According to Bala, the university campus has been guarded to a considerable part as a result of government intervention after the institution requested increased security.
“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.
On the October 1 award to students of the University, Bala said the gesture from the Chinese government through the Embassy is a great encouragement to the students.
“It is very edifying, when students excel there is need to recognize that excellence and this is one of those gestures by the Chinese government through the Chinese Embassy,” Bala said.