…The White House promises to supply intelligence that would help in combating terrorism
The United States of America has demanded a more aggressive approach to the fight against the lingering insurgency in Northern Nigerian to forestall its spread to the South.
According to Major General Dagvin Anderson who stated this while addressing journalists at a virtual press briefing on Thursday, insurgents have proceeded to spread their tentacles to the southern part of Nigeria.
He alerted the government to take the bold step in leading the fight against terrorism which has bedevilled the country, especially the North East.
Anderson, however, promised that the United States would continue its effort to regularly furnish the Nigerian authorities with intelligence against the attacks of Boko Haram in the Borno States and the entirety of North East.
“So, this intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them an understanding of what these terrorists are doing, what Boko Haram is doing, what ISIS-West Africa is doing, and what ISIS and al-Qaida are looking to expand further South into the littoral areas,” he said.
Anderson, Commander of the United States Special Operation Commander in Africa reiterated that Nigerian government must be in the frontline of the fight against terrorism for the foreign assistance to yield results.
He also stated that the briefing was organised to discuss US partnership with African countries to suppress extremism, tackle terrorist outfits in order to foster peace and prosperity in the dark continent.