United States has spoken of its readiness to support President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to rescue the over 200 girls seized by Boko Haram militants from Chibok school in Borno State one year ago.
American Vice President, Joe Biden, gave the renewed assurance in a telephone chat with Buhari in Abuja while congratulating him on his electoral victory.
The support, according to US Vice President, Joe Biden, also includes the fight against Boko Haram.
Biden, according to the excerpts from their discussion, which was made available to Diplomatic Correspondents in Abuja, also said his country was ready to expand collaboration with Nigeria in the new dispensation.
According to the readout, “Vice President Biden spoke with Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him on his victory in the recent Nigerian elections and affirm that the United States stands ready to expand collaboration with Nigeria on issues of common concern, including economic and security matters.
“The Vice President commended President-elect Buhari for his leadership in helping to ensure the elections were conducted peacefully and urged him to continue to foster a smooth, inclusive, and peaceful transition with President Jonathan.
“The Vice President expressed the United States’ support for Nigeria’s efforts to counter Boko Haram, recover hostages held by the group, and protect civilian populations. The Vice President also expressed the willingness of the United States to partner more closely with Nigeria to strengthen its economy, the excerpts said.”