The U.S. has released $54 million in addition to humanitarian assistance to Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and other countries devastated by Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa violence.
U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon, announced this at a symposium tagged ‘Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects for Advancing Durable Peace”, organized by the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Shannon said that the U.S. Government’s humanitarian assistance to the countries affected by Boko Haram violence totalled about $700 million since 2015.
He said: “On security issues, Nigeria is an important leader and partner in the Lake Chad Basin, collaborating with its neighbours to defeat the scourge of Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa. I am pleased the working group here today is bringing together your collective years of experience as spiritual leaders, military commanders, journalists, election officials, human rights advocates and educators to develop strategies to address these enduring challenges.”
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