US renews collaboration with Nigeria, neighbors against Boko Haram
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 31, 2015
The United States government has said that despite much progress made over the past year in the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, more work needs to be done to ensure that the people of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria can live in peace.
In a statement signed by US Department of State’s deputy spokesperson, Mark Toner, the U.S. Government restated its commitment to help Nigeria and its neighbors to counter terrorism acts by the insurgents.
It said due to the newly bolstered Nigerian Army and regional efforts, “the United States provides advisors, intelligence, training, logistical support and equipment to her African partners as they work to defeat Boko Haram.
The US government also condemned in strong terms attacks carried out by Boko Haram insurgents from the twenty-fifth to the twenty-eighth of December in Nigeria, as well as other recent attacks in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.