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Nigeria, US agree on security strategy


The United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission has agreed on a strategy for dealing with the insurgency that is crippling the country.

Meanwhile, U.S. Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, has called upon the Commission’s working group to meet the challenge of implementing the many concepts agreed upon, and turning them into concrete, realisable steps that the Nigerian people can experience and feel.

According to a press statement from the U.S. Consul-General’s office in Abuja, Wendy Sherman led the U.S. delegation to the ninth meeting of the US-Nigerian Bi-National Commission in Abuja on August 15, and met with President Goodluck Jonathan and some of his ministers.

She said the working group should provide more training for the Nigerian military and other services of the Nigerian government to address the challenges it faces, particularly with the insurgency in the North and North-East.

Sherman noted the inclusiveness of Police, intelligence agencies, Military, civil society and state government in creating a comprehensive plan to deal with this challenge.


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