This Day (Lagos)

11 December 2012

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Jonathan Appeals to U.S. for Assistance

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Nigeria's transformation

Nigeria has appealed to the United States to assist it in tackling the spate of violence occasioned by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram and other security breaches bedevilling the nation.

President Goodluck Jonathan made the appeal Tuesday when General Carter Ham, Commander of the United States' Africa Command, AFRICOM paid him a courtesy call at the State House, Abuja.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati indicated that Jonathan expressed concern over the preponderance of violence orchestrated and unleashed on parts of the country by the Islamic sect.

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