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By Ugwu Izuchukwu

The American government has promised to contribute an additional $45.5 million to support the Nigerian government’s efforts at rehabilitating North-east states which were torn apart by  Boko haram insurgents.

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, revealed this at the Nigeria-U.S. Bi-National Commission, BNC, meeting in Abuja on November 20, 2017.

Aid’s target…

According to the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mr. Sullivan said the support would help those who had been affected by violence in the North-east to rebuild their lives.

“I am proud to announce that the United States, through our colleagues at USAID, will contribute an additional $45.5 million to support stabilization and early recovery efforts to help those who have been affected by violence in the northeast to rebuild their lives.”

Nigerian Govt. charged on security

The U.S. deputy secretary of state further charged the Nigerian government to sustain a comprehensive approach to restoring peace, security and development in the northeast.

Mr. Sullivan called for enhanced cooperation between government, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and community leaders to create a viable, “socio-economic and political infrastructure to support lasting peace and development”.

According to him, this infrastructure must include “transparent and credible investigation of human rights violations and mechanisms to hold those found guilty accountable for their actions.”

The U.S. deputy secretary of state noted that these measures are essential in deepening the people’s trust in government, strengthening security efforts in the northeast and improving the United States ability to partner with Nigeria.

Boko Haram’s recent onslaught

Recall that U.S. efforts come amidst continued onslaught in the north-east by the dreaded group, Boko Haram.

Only late last week and early this week, the group launched deadly attacks in Adamawa and Maiduguri in three separate attacks, killing at least 40, including the suicide bombers.

As Boko Haram Continues Rampage, America Pledges $45.5m To Rebuild North-East

By Ugwu Izuchukwu

The American government has promised to contribute an additional $45.5 million to support the Nigerian government’s efforts at rehabilitating North-east states which were torn apart by  Boko haram insurgents.

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, revealed this at the Nigeria-U.S. Bi-National Commission, BNC, meeting in Abuja on November 20, 2017.

Aid’s target…

According to the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mr. Sullivan said the support would help those who had been affected by violence in the North-east to rebuild their lives.

“I am proud to announce that the United States, through our colleagues at USAID, will contribute an additional $45.5 million to support stabilization and early recovery efforts to help those who have been affected by violence in the northeast to rebuild their lives.”

Nigerian Govt. charged on security

The U.S. deputy secretary of state further charged the Nigerian government to sustain a comprehensive approach to restoring peace, security and development in the northeast.

Mr. Sullivan called for enhanced cooperation between government, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and community leaders to create a viable, “socio-economic and political infrastructure to support lasting peace and development”.

According to him, this infrastructure must include “transparent and credible investigation of human rights violations and mechanisms to hold those found guilty accountable for their actions.”

The U.S. deputy secretary of state noted that these measures are essential in deepening the people’s trust in government, strengthening security efforts in the northeast and improving the United States ability to partner with Nigeria.

Boko Haram’s recent onslaught

Recall that U.S. efforts come amidst continued onslaught in the north-east by the dreaded group, Boko Haram.

Only late last week and early this week, the group launched deadly attacks in Adamawa and Maiduguri in three separate attacks, killing at least 40, including the suicide bombers.

Author: Cerebral Lemon