The United State government has acknowledged the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in curbing the activities of the dreaded Islamist group, Boko Haram in the northeast of Nigeria.
US secretary of state, John Kerry, while Speaking at a joint press conference with Nigeria's foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, echoed that the Buhari led administration had reduced the capacity of boko haram.
”It is an outrage that any group, anywhere, will brian wash young people, including little girls, to strap explosives to their bodies and walk into an open market place with the intent of murdering their own families, neighbours, and themselves, that is what Boko Haram does.”
He told those at the press conference that the American and Nigerian government are cooperating to defeat the terrorist group, adding that ”the group still remains a threat.”
Kerry stated that Nigeria’s progress is vital to the US government and to all of Africa.
On his part, Onyeama told his American counterpart that President Buhari has delivered his promise to defeat the terrorist group.
”We have indeed defeated them technically and militarily. What we do have now is what happens in a number of countries around the world. Suicide bombers, using young girls and having themselves blow up in markets places, using improvised devices, ” Onyeama said.
He called for further assistance from the United States government in the areas of rehabilitating internally displaced persons. adding that ”insurgency is draining our resources.”