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US to partner with Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

Channels Television  
Updated February 8, 2012
US to partner with Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

The United States of America on Tuesday said that it will continue to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism propagated by the Radical Islamic Sect, Boko Haram.

The US Consul General in Lagos, Joseph Stafford said this during his first visit to Channels Television office, Isheri, Lagos. He said that “Nigeria’s partnership with the United States goes beyond providing socio-economic partnerships to tackling the issue of security, which is of paramount important to America.”

In a meeting with Channels television’s Executive Director, Sola Momoh, and members of the television’s management team, Mr Stafford commiserated with the station on the death of its Kano state correspondent, Enenche Akogwu, who was killed while covering the last month attack by Boko Haram in Kano.

Mrs Momoh, commended the Consul General for his visit. She said Channels Television’s relationship with the United States embassy dates back to the station’s inception. She said it is the hope of the management that the relationship would continue to be cordial and fruitful.

The Consul General, who was accompanied by two staff of the public affairs section of the US embassy, said that the aim of the visit was to acknowledge the excellent partnership that exists between Channels Television and the United States mission in Nigeria.

In an interview with Channels television’s foreign desk correspondent, Ambassador Stafford said the United States is concerned about the insecurity in Nigeria, and would continue to partner with the country on all levels to curb the menace of Boko Haram.