US envoy arrives Nigeria over Boko Haram threats

US envoy arrives Nigeria over Boko Haram threats

Saturday, April 16, 2016 7:17 am

Samantha Power: begins Nigeria visit today

Samantha Power: begins Nigeria visit today

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power,  begins a visit to Nigeria today over the growing threats of Boko Haram.

She would later visit  Cameroon and Chad, winding up the tour of the Lake Chad basin on 20 April.

The U.S. State Department  said Power, while in Nigeria  would engage with the Nigerian leadership and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Abuja. She would then travel to the North East region to visit a settlement camp for civilians displaced by Boko Haram’s violence.

She would also host a town hall meeting with students and would participate in a Peace through Sports event with young Nigerians.

The US State Department describes Boko Haram as one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world, posing an acute threat to civilians across the Lake Chad Basin.

The US said the group’s increasing lethality and relationship with ISIL is  a cause for alarm.

The U.S. reiterated its pledge to work with partners in the region to develop a comprehensive counter-Boko Haram effort that includes a more coordinated military campaign, improved humanitarian access and response.

In Cameroon,  Power would meet with government officials and CSOs in its capital, Yaoundé.

She would also travel internally to meet with refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and Cameroonian forces on the front lines of the regional effort to combat Boko Haram.

She would also participate in a public destruction of confiscated ivory and pangolin scales, demonstrating the strong U.S.-Cameroonian partnership to counter wildlife trafficking.

While in Chad, Power would meet with government officials in N’Djamena and visit the headquarters for the Multinational Joint Task Force, a regional military effort composed of Boko Haram-affected states in the Lake Chad Basin.

Power is also expected to meet with Chadian CSOs and civilians affected by the violence.

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  • May30th1967 says:

    Why does Britain INSTEAD of USA not take charge of helping resolve Nigerian Problems which they ACTIVELY DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY CREATED AND MAINTAINED OVER THE DECADES?
    When it comes to supporting the weakest links in Nigeria and helping them keep the developmental gears of progress in reverse, Britain excels, in their quest to keep Africa forever the Dark Continent.
    Britain RAPED the African Continent into 2 century BC, and keeps making and supporting policies that are designed to keep the continent a mindless, faceless, and useless Jungle of Politically suicidal beings.

    WHERE HAS BARACK OBAMA BEEN SINCE 2008 he has been loudly ignoring his father’s continent while helping everyone else on this planet?
    Obama might not be Kenyan after all, but an Igbo Man, the only one else who cares nothing of his father land while in power, while building in every one else’s back yard.

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