UK confirms envoy’s death
The British High Commission has confirmed the death of its Deputy High Commissioner, Peter Carter.
Carter died in Lagos on Tuesday soon after arriving the country. The cause of his death was however not disclosed.
A terse statement issued by the Commission and signed by Rob Fitzpatrick, Head of Press and Public Affairs Section, Abuja, Wednesday, only confirmed the death.
The statement reads: “The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is sad to confirm the sudden and unexpected death of Deputy High Commissioner, Peter Carter.
“Peter joined HM Diplomatic Service in 1984 and was an experienced career diplomat. He had previously served as Consul General in Milan and then as the British Ambassador to Estonia before becoming Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos in 2013 where he made an exceptional contribution to the UK’s relationship with Nigeria. Peter will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.”