Nigeria and the US agree on security strategy- DETAILS

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 offi


ce 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.

This comes as welcome news given the recent spate of violence that has engulfed the country- especially in the northern regions. Nigerians are skeptical about the application of this agreement. What’s your take?

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