US, Ready To Help Nigeria Identify Sponsors Of Terrorism

US, Ready To Help Nigeria Identify Sponsors Of Terrorism


The United States of America has expressed its readiness to help Nigeria identify sponsors of terrorism in the country.

Mary Leonard, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, stated this on Monday, 30th August during a meeting with journalists in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

She said that partnering with Nigeria to identify sponsors of Boko Haram was something the U.S. was very eager to do, noting that at least three meetings have been held on the subject in the last two months.

She said, “That is something we are very eager to partner Nigeria on. I have had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject. I won’t like to go into details.

“I hear people making the analogy with Afghanistan a lot, it does not match up. When you listen to what President Biden said on how troops went to Afghanistan in the first place, it was because they were in a horrible tragedy, over 3,000 Americans were killed.

“That is a different construct. The sovereign nations who have had strong bilateral relations. I don’t actually think the two match up.”

Leonard also noted that the U.S. had remained committed to supporting Nigeria’s fight against insecurity.

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