NIGERIAN ARMY WELCOMES AMERICA’S DECLARATION ON BOKO HARAM ; NIGERIA CONFERS WITH NEIGHBOURS TO FIGHT TERRORISTS

First fresh photo since the 1990s: Nigerian Army Steyr 4K-7FA Armoured Personnel Carriers

Nigerian Army Steyr 4K-7FA Armoured Personnel Carriers

THE GUARDIAN
30 November, 2013

FOLLOWING the pronouncement by the United States government that the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria is a foreign
Terrorist Organization (FTO), the
Nigerian Army has welcomed the
development, as “a step in the right direction, even as Nigeria is negotiating
with some of the neighboring countries
to collaborate in the fight against
terrorism.

The Director Army Public Relations
Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru
made this known Friday in Abuja while
answering questions at the monthly
press briefing to intimate the public
about developments in the Army. He said the two terrorist groups involved
have links with the al Qaida network
and the declaration therefore “is a step
in the right direction”.

The US government citing section 219 of
the US Immigration and Nationality Act,
as amended,and as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, under which act it will become a crime under US law to provide material support to the two groups from thence. The other group is the Ansaru.

Attahiru said the disquiet over the non-
cooperation of some neighbouring
countries around Nigeria in the fight
against the insurgents would soon be a
thing of the past, given that “Niger,
Cameroun and Chad are also affected by the activities of the group. “Government is discussing with these countries, using strategic diplomatic steps, where government is talking to other governments at the level, in order
to get them to cooperate.

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2 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY WELCOMES AMERICA’S DECLARATION ON BOKO HARAM ; NIGERIA CONFERS WITH NEIGHBOURS TO FIGHT TERRORISTS

  1. Number one says:

    Co-operating with our neigbours,the Camerounians may be pushed by the collaboration between bh. and the Seleka rebels to co-operate with us fully against bh. .

  2. benjy32 says:

    Am so surprise same ppl that sponsor Syrian rebels are same still discrediting BH pls make dem go sit down. The failed in Syria now attention will b Africa a whole new Rat Race is coming

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