Joly disclosed this in an open letter to the United States’ Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on his visit to Nigeria.
Blinken is expected to visit Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal from November 15 to 20 to underscore the depth and breadth of the country’s relationships with African partners.
Joly asked the US Secretary of State to tell President Muhammadu Buhari during their meeting to ensure Nigeria’s corruption fighters have “a safe and open operating environment” in which to carry out their vitally important work.
“Too many corruption fighters have already suffered from the absence of such an environment, from Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, to Rwandan anti-corruption lawyer Gustave Makonene, to Abdullahi Muazu, head of forensics for Nigeria’ Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. These are just a few of the many killed in the line of duty,” she said.