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U.S. denies sabotaging Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has today (Thursday, October 9, 2014) disagreed with reports that America was not doing enough to help Nigeria in its battle against terrorism in the country.

Speaking at a news conference in Yola, the envoy said, “I disagree completely with these headlines; they are quite inadequate. Our two countries have strong military relationship.

“Over the years, we share a lot of equipment; some of the newest vessels of your navy come from United States, so the idea that U.S. doesn’t support Nigeria is not true.”

He however, noted that there was still confusion on what the objectives of Boko Haram are.

“A year ago, I would have said they were religiously motivated. But as they killed more and more Muslims, it’s hard for me to believe that they were motivated by religion.

“Who are these guys and what do they want? I don’t think we really understand them,” he added.

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