Police calm fears over the Queen's safety in Nigeria

Nigerian police gave assurances that a tight security network would protect the Queen and other heads of state and government during the December Commonwealth summit in Abuja.

“The Nigerian police have changed for the better. We are up to the task. The British queen and all participants in the Commonwealth summit are safe. We will ensure this,” Femi Oyeleye, a national police spokesman, told AFP. He was reacting to a Sunday Telegraph report quoting British intelligence services as warning that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II could be the target of an al-Qaeda terrorist attack during a visit to Nigeria later this year. A warning to the British government indicated that terrorists hoped to strike during a Commonwealth Heads of Government conference in December, the London-based paper said. Full Story

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