Thursday, August 31, 2017

U.S Congressional Delegation Meets With The Nigerian Army In Borno State, Promises To Support Fight Against Boko Haram (Pics)

Senator Christopher led the U.S. Congressional delegation to Maiduguri, Borno state on Wednesday, August 30, to meet the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.

It was gathered that the delegation also met with Borno state deputy governor, Usman Durkwa and representatives of humanitarian organizations working in the northeast.
The United States government said it will continue to support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and alleviating the humanitarian crisis.

The delegation also includes; Sen. Gary Peters (Democrat-Michigan); Sen. Michael Bennet (Democrat-Colorado); and Rep. Lisa Rochester (Democrat-Delaware).
The others are; Rep. Terri Sewell (Democrat-Alabama); Rep. Charlie Dent (Republican-Pennsylvania); Rep. Barbara Lee (Democrat-California); and Rep. Frederica Wilson (Democrat-Florida).
The US congressional delegation also visited Senate President Bukola Saraki as part of its visit to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram terrorists as well as strengthen US Nigeria relations.

The US Department of State said that members of the US delegation will also meet with other members of the National Assembly, and religious and civil society leaders.

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