Monday, 6 July 2015

The United States vowed to support Nigeria after a series of deadly Boko Haram attacks

The United States of America vowed to provide counterterrorism aid to help Nigerian fight Boko Haram...
According to vanguard report read below...

A photo shows a campaign signboad displayed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to show its readiness to defeat Boko Haram Islamists on assumption office at Ogijo, Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on July 3, 2015. Boko Haram carried out a fresh wave of massacres in northeastern Nigeria on July 3, locals said, killing nearly 200 people in 48 hours of violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as “inhuman and barbaric”.


On Sunday a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a church in the restive northeastern city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers.

“The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks in northeastern Nigeria inflicted by Boko Haram,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

“We will continue to support Nigeria’s efforts to bring those responsible for these attacks, as well as previous attacks, to justice,” he added in offering condolences to the families of the victims.

Boko Haram appear keen to prove they are not a spent force despite a four-nation military offensive running them out of several towns and villages they had controlled.

“As we have said before, the people of northern Nigeria deserve to live free from violence and from terror,” Kirby said.

He noted that Washington is providing counterterrorism aid to help Nigerian authorities fight the terror group.

And Kirby commended the “gains” of Nigeria’s military, as well as forces from Cameroon, Chad and Niger, against Boko Haram.

A coalition of the four countries — all of which border Lake Chad, a focal point of Boko Haram unrest — launched military operations against the jihadists early this year to try claw back some of the territory they had seized.

“The United States stands with the Nigerian people in their struggle against violent extremism,” Kirby said.

“We will continue to work closely with the Nigerian government and our international partners to combat Boko Haram and assist its many victims.
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