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US is ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors — Envoy

US is ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors — Envoy


The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, says her country is ready to partner Nigeria to identify the sponsors of Boko Haram and extremism in the country.


She disclosed this on Monday, August 30, during a meeting with journalists in Abuja.



The envoy was asked if the US was ready to help Nigeria identify sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria. She, however, said talks were ongoing on the matter.



According to her, “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.”

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