By Raymond Adebayo
Sept. 11, 2023, 12:55 p.m.
A British Royal Navy warship, HMS Trent, has arrived in Lagos.
The warship is visiting Nigeria for the second time as part of its West Africa regional mission to aid British allies and partners to combat piracy, trafficking and other illegal activities.
The British High Commission, through its Senior Press and Public Affairs Officer, Ndidiamaka Eze, said that the visit would help deliver capacity training and support maritime security in the region.
According to Eze, the warship is in Nigeria solely to assist West African countries to develop capability to fight illegal crimes.
British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Jonny Baxter, said: “This deployment demonstrates how a truly Global Britain is stepping up on the world stage to tackle shared international security challenges.
"Nigeria is an important and valued defence partner for the UK in West Africa. Our two countries face many shared threats and we are keen to work with Nigeria to defeat these and to help improve maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.”