Nigeria, U.S. vow increased action against Boko Haram
Nigeria and the United States of America are seeking effective action against terrorism in the country in the face of increasing activities of insurgents.
Senate President David Mark and the America Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, at a meeting in Abuja, were unhappy at the high number of lives lost to terrorist attacks in the country.
The situation, according to them, has also adversely affected the nation’s economy.
Mark, described Boko Haram as not only a threat to Nigeria but a massive danger to human existence, more so in view of its network outside the country.
He said that while the security agencies are doing their utmost to bring the situation under control, they would welcome support and assistance from the international community.
“The United States of America is a strategic ally to us (Nigeria). We count on your support and military assistance always, especially in this battle against the terrorists,” Mark told the Ambassador.
Entwistle pledged the continued support and assistance of his country but cautioned the security agencies to be mindful of human rights in the war against terrorists in order not to cause more damage to the people they are out to protect.
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