Friday, December 9

After suicide bombers kill scores, US takes BIG step to stop Boko Haram in Nigeria

After suicide bombers kill scores, US takes BIG step to stop Boko Haram in Nigeria

US unveils 5-year plan to stop Boko Haram attacks permanently

- US says Boko Haram has disturbed West Africa enough and it is now willing to do more to help Nigeria stop the insurgents

- US lawmakers have passed a motion that allows the country assist Nigeria with a 5-year plan on how to end Boko Haram attacks across West African states

US unveils 5-year plan to stop Boko Haram attacks permanently
President Obama's US wants help President Buhari's Nigeria stop Boko Haram attacks permanently
Just hours after Boko Haram suicide bombers killed scores of people in Adamawa state on Friday, December 9, reports from the United States say the country has concluded plans to help Nigeria stop the Islamist insurgents.

PM News reports that US House of Representatives has passed a motion that US security officials like the secretaries of state and defence should come up with a plan to help Nigeria stop the insurgents.

It reports that the motion was sponsored by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida and Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine and was passed into legislation through a voice voting.

According to the lawmakers, the legislation would allow the US assist Nigeria in defeating Boko Haram in a more direct manner.

A statement quoted Wilson as saying:

Boko Haram captured my attention and the headlines when the terrorist group kidnapped 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms 968 days ago. For most of the world, the Chibok girls symbolised the horror that is Boko Haram, but the damage its members have wrought goes far deeper.

Collins said that Boko Haram had become the United States’ concern since it has pledged allegiance to ISIS and has been killing people across states in West Africa.

Meanwhile, Commanding officer of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast Lucky Irabor has revealed the many successes of the Nigerian Army in the war against Boko Haram.

Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, December 7, Irabor said the Army is taking the final push to drive out the insurgents from Nigeria.



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