Nigeria: Religious Hatred:Written question - 146852

Asked by Jim Shannon
Asked on: 22 May 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nigeria: Religious Hatred
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what is his assessment he has made of the effectiveness of prosecution of religion-related crimes in Nigeria.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 31 May 2018

Nigeria is a secular, multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. We are aware of concerns that in some cases prosecutions have not been secured for some religion-related crimes and that a full assessment of the effectiveness of prosecution in such cases might not have been made. We urge the Nigerian government to investigate fully all such crimes and hold those responsible to account. We continue to support Nigerian authorities' efforts to strengthen their criminal justice system and ensure accountability.

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