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U.S Congressional delegation in Borno state, promises to support the Nigerian government in the fight against Boko Haram

August 31, 2017 8:58 AM
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U.S Congressional delegation in Borno state, promises to support the Nigerian government in the fight against Boko Haram

Senator Christopher led the U.S. Congressional delegation to Maiduguri, Borno state on Wednesday, August 30, to meet the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.

NAIJ.com gathered that the delegation also met with Borno state deputy governor, Usman Durkwa, and representatives of humanitarian organizations working in the north-east.

The United States government said it will continue to support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and alleviating the humanitarian crisis.

The delegation also included Sen. Gary Peters (Democrat-Michigan); Sen. Michael Bennet (Democrat-Colorado); and Rep. Lisa Rochester (Democrat-Delaware).

The others are Rep. Terri Sewell (Democrat-Alabama); Rep. Charlie Dent (Republican-Pennsylvania); Rep. Barbara Lee (Democrat-California); and Rep. Frederica Wilson (Democrat-Florida).

The US Department of State said that members of the US delegation will also meet with other members of the National Assembly, and religious and civil society leaders.

In the video below, the Nigerian Air Force gives an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017.

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Source: naij.com

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