The US focuses its counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East to protect its oil supply. Meanwhile in Nigeria—also an oil supplier to the US—Boko Haram jihadists bomb, kill, kidnap, rape and snatch territory at will. Yet the US has sent thousands of troops to Africa in recent months... To "combat" Ebola.—Ronald David Jackson
|America fiddles while Boko Haram kills and giggles. |
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Nigeria has expressed dissatisfaction with the United States (U.S.) over its refusal to help it procure military weapons to strengthen combat against the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, stating that the American Government let the nation down at its hour of need.
Speaking yesterday while receiving a delegation of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, Nigeria’s Ambassador to that country, Prof. Ade Adefuye, said that both the Nigerian people and government feel abandoned by America.
“I am sad to inform you that the Nigerian leadership - military and political, and even the general populace - are not satisfied with the scope, nature and content of the United States’ support to us in our struggle against terrorists,” he said.
“We find it difficult to understand how and why, in spite of the U.S. presence in Nigeria with their sophisticated military technology, Boko Haram is expanding and becoming more deadly.”
According to him, first, Nigeria had problems with the manner in which intelligence was being shared, and though the U.S. Government claims that the problem has been addressed, “it is still there.”