Boko Haram: US Commends Nigerian Military

John kirby

John kirby

The United States, US has commended the Nigerian military, and the armed forces of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon for the gains they have made fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the sub-region.

A statement issued by John Kirby, US Department of State Spokesperson said the US encouraged the Nigeria government to take more tactical steps to secure and govern liberated territories by “filling in behind military successes with police and civilian administration.

“We commend the efforts by the Nigerian military, as well as the militaries of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon for the gains they have made fighting Boko Haram,” the US said.

Kirby said the US also “offered its deepest sympathy and condolences” to the families and friends of the victims of recent attacks in Borno State, attacks that resulted in more than 40 deaths.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the continued and widespread violence inflicted by Boko Haram on innocent men, women, and children in Nigeria. Those responsible must be held accountable.”

“These latest attacks serve as a reminder that despite progress on the battlefield, Boko Haram remains capable of deadly and destabilizing acts of terrorism,” Kirby said.

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