US President Barack Obama has said that the Nigerian Government has not been effective against Boko Haram.
Obama stated this while being interviewed by popular YouTube sensations, Bethany Mota, GloZell, and Hank Green.
19-year-old Mota asked the President what more the U.S. could be doing to help prevent more death and destruction in Nigeria at the terrorist group’s hands and he replied saying:
“What we've tried to do is to help the Nigerian government deal with the problem.”
“The Nigerian government has not been as effective as it needs to be in not only finding the girls, but also stopping this extremist organization from operating inside their territory,” Obama added.
The President was referring to the over 200 schoolgirls who were abducted from Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram in April 2014. Most of them are still missing.
The terrorist group attracted even more international outrage when it massacred up to 2,000 people in Baga, Borno State.
However, during a recent interview on CNN, military analyst, Major General James “Spider” Marks said that the US has refused to stop Boko Haram because ‘black West Africa’ is not a priority to the West.
Watch Obama's YouTube interview below: