US Vice President And Buhari Share Notes On Terror War

US Vice President And Buhari Share Notes On Terror War

President Muhammadu Buhari and United States Vice President, Joe Biden, discussed various ways of defeating the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram at a breakfast meeting on Monday, July 20.

Joe Biden has advised the president to confront the Boko Haram insurgency by combing the military option with strong socio-economic support programmes and security conditions. Biden emphasied that victory cannot come from military option alone.

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He also promised that America would work in collaboration with Nigeria to ensure that this approach works. The breakfast meeting was held at the Naval Observatory, official residence of the American Vice President. A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviserr to President Buhari on Media and Publicity read in part:

"At the meeting Biden shared with his guest what the US had learnt from the terror war, counseling that victory cannot come from military option alone. Military option must be combined with strong socio-economic support programmes andromising that the US would work with Nigeria in that direction."

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Biden also expressed the United States's readiness to help in adressing corruption an rebuilding the Nigerian economy. Besides, VP congratulated President Buhari on his victory at the March 2015 elections. President Buhari, in his turn, thanked USA for supporting Nigeria in the run up to general elections early this year.

It would be recalled that the President is currently on a four-day official visit to USA. Nigeria relations with the US are expected to improve as both countries  have pledged renewed commitment to work as partners at the meeting.


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