US To Support Boko Haram FIght With N1bn

Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Linda Thomas-Greenfield

The US says it will support a Multi-national Joint Task Force (MNJTF) being set up to fight Islamist group Boko Haram with $5 million (N994,749,874).

According to US official Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Boko Haram “was not just a Nigerian problem”.

The MNJTF has gained momentum since Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power in May. He had held meetings with leaders of the countries involved in the formation and had pledged to release $100 million promised by his predecessor to the group, in order to help its fight against insurgency.

 

The multi-national force is expected to be made up of troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin. But the Nigeria-led force of around 7,500 troops from five countries will be headquartered in Chad.

Up until the creation of the multinational force, the efforts of Niger, Chad and Cameroon in helping Nigeria recapture its lost territory from Boko Haram has been uncoordinated.

The militant group has killed about 13,000 people in its six-year insurgency. Some 1.5 million people have also been displaced by the group.

 

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  • There is definitely poison in this cake being offered by America. Why did they place embargo on Nigerian Government led by Former President Jonathan on Arms and policed other nations to follow suit when we needed those arms and ammunition for the fight of BOKO HARAM? Is it because Nigeria under Jonathan refused to follow them to become Sodom and Gomorrah? Is it because Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy? Is it because she will block their international conspiracy principle when they comes up with their terms and conditions apply? Is it because Nigerian legislature passed a bill banning LGBT and Jonathan signed it into Law? Is it because Jonathan says he will not allow Nigeria to be history while he was in charge of the presidency? Why the new romance in a Country they have written off and proclaimed dead to be buried in 2015? Nigeria and Nigerians should be careful in eating that cake and pie being offered by the United States of America and the G7. We need to ask many questions before we accept and jubilate. Amnesty International is an ally of United States, they have issued their report on the same BOKO-HARAM, and recommended that Nigerian top military bras in the fight against BOKO-HARAM should be prosecuted as war criminals. How will they treat the involvement of United States in this same game of manslaughter according to Amnesty International? There are many questions to be asked and answers sought.

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