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US Pledges Full Support For Nigeria’s Fight Against Terrorism


The United States of America has condemned in strong terms the abduction of school girls in northern Nigeria.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the condemnation on Monday when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

Tillerson in his speech, promised Washington’s “full support” in the country’s fight against Boko Haram jihadists.

“The recent kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls is heartbreaking,” Tillerson said on his arrival in the capital Abuja on the final leg of an African tour.

“Nigeria has the US in full support and we are actively working with our partners in what we can assist you in this fight.”

Tillerson, is on the final part of his first tour of Africa since becoming secretary of state.

He arrived from Chad, where he also promised support for a state fighting jihadism. His tour, which began last Wednesday, has also included Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.

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