U.S. Confident Nigeria Will Defeat Boko Haram


The United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has expressed confidence in the ability of the government and its military to defeat Boko Haram.
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  • Nigeria:  Force Fails to Break Boko Haram

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 February 2014

    Hoping to snuff out Boko Haram, Nigerian forces launched a crackdown in May 2013, swooping into towns, rounding up hundreds of youths and strafing suspected hideouts of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria Will Overcome Boko Haram, Says U.S

    Leadership, 18 February 2014

    The U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, in Abuja on Tuesday expressed confidence in the ability of the Nigeria government and its military to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Presidency Attacks Gov Shettima Over State of Armed Forces

    Leadership, 19 February 2014

    The presidency yesterday took on the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, over his comments on the morale of the armed forces to deal with insurgency in the state, noting that ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Our Hands Are Tied - Presidency

    Vanguard, 19 February 2014

    THE Presidency explained, yesterday, why the nation's security forces have found it difficult to completely flush out from their hideouts, members of the Boko Haram sect, who have ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  One Killed As Boko Haram Invades Army General's Residence in Borno

    Vanguard, 19 February 2014

    Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, yesterday evening invaded the residence of the Commander Joint Task Force (JTF), Niger Delta, Major General Tukur Buratai at ... read more »

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  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Better Armed Than Military - Governor

    Voice of America, 18 February 2014

    A Nigerian state governor says militant group Boko Haram is "better armed and better motivated" than government forces trying to stop their attacks. read more »

  • Nigeria:  SERAP Wants Anti-Corruption Agencies to Monitor Spending On Boko Haram

    Leadership, 18 February 2014

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Tuesday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to instruct anti-corruption agencies to monitor government's spending ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - Group Wants Govt to Monitor Expenditure

    Daily Trust, 19 February 2014

    The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to instruct the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Prisons Service Loses Over 50 Officials to Boko Haram, Says C-G

    Vanguard, 18 February 2014

    ORGANISED attacks on prison formations by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East part of the country have left no fewer than 50 officials of the Nigerian Prisons Service dead, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Prisons Service Lost 50 Officers to Boko Haram'

    Daily Trust, 19 February 2014

    At least 50 officers and men of the Nigerian Prison Service have been killed by members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno State and other north eastern states of Nigeria, Comptroller ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fighting the War in the North-East

    This Day, 19 February 2014

    The declaration by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State last weekend that the north-eastern zone of the country "is in a state of war" might not be news to keen observers of the ... read more »

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