Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on April 17, 2018
United States military has expressed concerned over attacks being carried out by foreign extremists in Nigeria and other West African countries.
The Army’s concern came a week after President MuhammaduBuhari blamed the rise in herders’ attacks on foreign militia trained by late Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi.
At the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja yesterday, the Commanding General of the US Army, Africa, Brigadier General Eugene LeBoeuf, said insecurity and terrorism in Nigeria and other West African nations have been fuelled by the invasion of foreign extremists.
LeBoeuf said the U.S. military had set in motion a strategic plan to assist Nigeria and other nations within the region with reliable border security plans.
He explained that the U.S. would continue to support Nigeria in strengthening its defence policy, which will be geared towards combating terrorism and extremism in the West African sub-region.
The Chief of DefenceStaff , Gen Gabriel Olonisakin, had observed the need to combat terrorism, arms proliferation and extremism had become imperative given the wave of attacks in recent times.