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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Nigeria: Christianity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his Nigerian counterpart on (a) the rescue of Leah Sharibu and other people kidnapped by Boko Haram and (b) ending the violence against Christians in Nigeria’s middle belt. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
tabling member printed
Ross Thomson more like this
uin 226722 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
answer text <p>The UK repeatedly calls for the release of all those abducted by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) including Leah Sharibu. We will continue to use our public messaging and extensive engagement with the Government of Nigeria to secure their release. The Government of Nigeria has given assurances that they are making all efforts to secure Leah's release.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about intercommunal violence with the Nigerian Government at the highest levels. Our assessment is that religious identity is a factor but the root causes are highly complex, including disputes over land, farming rights, the impact of climate change, grazing routes and access to water. Our High Commission in Abuja is engaging closely with international partners, the Nigerian government, state governments and the National Economic Council to develop measures which address the underlying causes of the conflict, including the recently-announced bi-partisan National Livestock Transformation Plan.</p><p>​</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-03-06T16:26:28.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T16:26:28.123Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4599
label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter