US says rescuing Chibok girls is ‘high priority’

This was disclosed on Thursday, July 2, 2015, by the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and the Commander United States Africa Command (USAAFRICOM), Gen. David Rodriguez, during a joint online press conference.

 

The United States of America has assured Nigeria of its commitment towards rescuing the abducted Chibok girls.

This was disclosed on Thursday, July 2, 2015, by the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and the Commander United States Africa Command (USAAFRICOM), Gen. David Rodriguez, during a joint online press conference.

Thomas-Greenfield also said that the US would aid Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram.

“This has been an extremely high priority for the US government to assist in bringing these girls home and also hundreds of other girls and young boys who were forcefully abducted by Boko Haram. We will not let up on our efforts; we will continue to work with the government,” she said.

Thomas-Greenfield further spoke of Buhari’s impending visit to Washington and the discussions that would be held with him.

“And we will have discussions with him on what we can do to continue to assist Nigeria and their effort to fight against Boko Haram. Part of that discussion will be how we can provide the equipment and support that Nigerians require,” she said.

“Part of what we will do is to engage with the new government, we will have discussion on what we can do to continue to assist Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram,” she added.

The US had earlier announced a donation of $5 million to Nigeria for the fight against the sect.

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