U.S. restates support for Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram

The Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu in an audience with the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle during a visit in the minister's office in Abuja

The United States said on Friday in Abuja that it remains committed to helping the Federal Government in tackling the threat of Boko Haram and other extremist organisations to the country.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department embassy in Nigeria.

It said the U.S. government has also restated its commitment to support Nigeria’s efforts to​ “​rescue the abducted Chibok girls and all others who have been abducted in various communities​”.

It particularly condemned the attack on Gumsuri village, Borno, which was reported to have been perpetrated by Boko Haram.

“We are aware of reports from persons who fled the scene of the attack that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people.

“We abhor such violence, which continues to take a terrible toll on the people of Nigeria, and we extend our condolences to the victims and their families.

“Boko Haram has shown no regard for human life,” it said. 

It expressed concerns that this year alone, Boko Haram had murdered thousands of innocent people in vicious attacks on schools, churches, and mosques.

According to the statement, Boko Haram attacks have resulted in displacement of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.

(NAN)


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  • david soul

    Whatever……

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Who cares !!

  • Darlington

    Nigeria is approaching the cliff of political slide into anarchy. Buhari is hell bent on destroying our democracy with tyrannical forces. Those who have his ears should call him to order before it is too late. Saraki and Ekweremadu have come to stay as leaders of Senate till 2019.

  • Taiwo

    Paid agent! Saraki will do anything to escape justice.

  • Dodon Doya

    It is a shame that such an opinion will come from a so called intellectual. Laden by emotion the only thing I can see in this write up is hate. Look at what he shamelessly said about the recovery of looted money and defeat of Boko Haram by PMB’s Govt. It is only hatred that can make one not to see the obvious successes recorded in these two areas. Nwanko’s stock-in-trade is to hate Buhari and anything Hausa/Fulani. May God protect us from such evil and potential war lord.

  • JasV

    This is a man who will sell his mother for money and we all know him right from time immoriver. The truth is we are closing in on you and the next few weeks will show you that separation of power does not mean license to commit crime and walk free. Immunity from prosecution does not mean that stolen properties can be deposited in your premise or account and the owners will not come after you. At your age you are the bogus liar. The amount recovered and the banks in which they were deposited were made public and none of the banks denied it. In your case you know what you did and time will tell very very soon. JUST WATCH

  • imagine_2012

    May God punish Buhari more than he deserves.

  • Remi

    The problem with corruption in Nigeria is that you fight it
    you are damned, you fail to fight it, you are damned. So, a leader has to
    decide, what it is that he wants to do about corruption. Buhari has made his
    choice, and anyone is free to say anything he wishes. But, the best thing is that:
    anyone who is accused of corruption, or forgery, should answer to their “offence”.
    That is the best way to prove that Buhari indeed intends to “…frame the
    leadership of the Senate…” and “…force a leadership change in the Senate on
    spurious charges…”. That Senate rules
    were forged, in the elections of June 9 2015, that brought Saraki and Ekweremadu
    into office is quite glaring to any objective mind – and someone had to be
    responsible for doing so. So, let those who are accused prove their accusers
    wrong. Occupation of high office, especially those that do not offer immunity against
    prosecution, should not be used to
    evade prosecution.

    One evidently false accusation in Dr Nwankwo’s article is
    his conflation of the Aisha Buhari in New York and the President’s wife. Dr Nwanko
    should, by all means expose corruption by Buhari or anyone associated with him,
    however, he should do it with facts not rumours. The Aisha Buhari connected
    with the Halliburton scandal is a resident of New York, while the President’s
    wife has never been known to be a resident of New York.