Boko Haram Nigeria making progress in combating group - White House

"The threat still remains and it is quite serious, and it is why the United States continues to be committed to supporting them as they counter that threat,"

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest answers a question during his daily press briefing at the White House in Washington March 28, 2016. play White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest answers a question during his daily press briefing at the White House in Washington March 28, 2016. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
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Nigeria has made progress in combating Boko Haram although the Islamist militant group is still a threat, the White House said on Thursday, adding that the United States has assisted Nigerian authorities working to secure the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants.

"The threat still remains and it is quite serious, and it is why the United States continues to be committed to supporting them as they counter that threat," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily press briefing.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the hope that with the total commitment of the security agencies and the support of the international community, the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls will be eventually rescued.

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