Tuesday, June 16, 2015

US: We’ll assist Buhari stamp out Boko Haram, contributes $5 billion

The United States of America has said it will work with President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the menace of Boko Haram in Nigeria and its neighbouring countries.
This is even as the United States has announced a $5 billion contribution to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) to boost the military operation against the Boko Haram insurgency.                                                      
Former President Goodluck Jonathan had complained during his tenure about the unwillingness of the American government to assist Nigeria in prosecuting the war against the terrorist group, especially in selling weapons to the country.
But Washington said it would work with Buhari to likely increase the US’ level of support though it did not say whether that would include sales of lethal weapons earlier requested for by the Federal Government.
The US Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, during a telephone press briefing on Monday, held in South Africa at the 25th African Union Summit, and monitored by our correspondent in Lagos, stated that Washington was committed to ensuring that Nigeria wins its battle against the terrorist group.



2 comments :

  1. DEM TRY. WHAT WILL NIGERIA USE 5 BILLION DOLLARS DO

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  2. i hope they fulfill their promise,since we have been begging them to come to our aid

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