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America Re-Assures Nigeria Of Support

Posted: Oct 3, 2015 at 12:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Juliet Oyoyo


The United States of American says it will continue to enjoy a strong bond with Nigeria as they jointly address their priorities.

The Spokesman for the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Harvey stated this during a radio interview in Kaduna monitored by this Correspondent.

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that defeating Boko Haram is his top security objective to this end the United States stands by President Buhari and the Nigerian people to assist in this endeavour.

Mr. Harvey expressed that combating violent extremism in Nigeria was a key agenda item during President Buhari’s July visit to the White House and during the United Nations General Assembly.

The Mission Diplomat assured that United States would continue to support the Nigerian Government and other Countries of the Lake Chad Basin region on the on-going struggle to defeat Boko Haram.

He promised United States Government’s contribution to these efforts through a number of security and counter terrorism assistance programs, which provide intelligence, advisors, training, equipment, and logistics.