The United States government has promised to work with the Nigerian government to ensure that Boko Haram’s threat is rooted out.
Making this promise in a media note while condemning the latest Boko Haram suicide attack on the Grand Marche in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena as well as attacks in Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria over the past two days, Mr. John Kirby, Spokesperson of the Department of States, said the threats of Boko Haram would soon be rooted out.
Describing the attacks as horrific and indiscriminate, the US spokesperson noted that Boko Haram’s targeting of men, women, and children highlights that the group’s brutality and barbarism know no bounds.
He added that the American government remains committed to working closely with the region to root out the threat posed by the group
“We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the soldiers, government officials, and civilians killed; we hope those who were injured will recover quickly.
“The United States praises the security forces of Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria for their timely responses to these callous and cowardly attacks on innocent civilians” he further said.
Mr. Kirby pressed further that the United States would continue to support the governments and people of the Lake Chad Basin region in their ongoing struggle to degrade and defeat Boko Haram.
His words: “We support these efforts through a number of security and counterterrorism assistance programs, including intelligence, advisors, training, and equipment. We look forward to expanding this support both bilaterally with the individual countries and to the Multinational Joint Task Force, which the Lake Chad Basin countries and Benin are in the process of standing up to coordinate their counter Boko Haram campaign.”