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We’re ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors — US Ambassador

The United States has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Nigeria in identifying the sponsors of Boko Haram and extremism in the country.

This was disclosed by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, while speaking during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, August 30.

According to her, the United States is ready to Nigeria help end terrorism by identifying the sponsors of the Boko Haram terror group that has caused the death of nearly 350,000 people.

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 have had strong bilateral relations. I don’t actually think the two match up.”

She added that the U.S. is committed to joining hands with Nigeria in fight insecurity and promoting democracy.

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