Boko Haram: Presidency Denies Getting Support From Obama
The presidency on Sunday said Nigeria did not receive required support from the former President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, in the fight against terrorism.
The assertion was made Sunday in Washington DC by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an interview with journalists.
Buhari, who arrived the U.S. Sunday afternoon is billed to meet with his host, President Donald Trump, on Monday at the White House.
Shehu said the discussion between the two leaders will centre on insecurity, especially the fight against terrorism.
He said the relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. has improved since the coming into office of Trump.
Shehu said Buhari is the first leader from sub-Saharan Africa to hold talks with the U.S. President in the White House, describing the visit as “a pointer to two important things.
"One is, no matter how Nigerians take our own country, this is hugely an important country and this recognition is being manifested in this visit."
Nigeria is battling with the Boko Haram insurgency which has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009, according to figures by the Borno State Government.