The U.S. has expressed happiness with the effort of Nigeria in counter terrorism.
The U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Communication, Rashad Hussein, said this while briefing State House Press Corps after a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday.
“We are very pleased with the leadership the President and the Vice President are showing.
“We are having so many challenges but we are hopeful that under the leadership we will be able to establish partnerships and be able to make a strong difference going forward.
He said that groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS were doing great damage to the causes which they claimed to defend.
He said that the good people of the world and Muslim community all over the world were offering messages of peace and hope.
“We want to talk and work together to make sure that the message is clear to everyone.
He said that the insurgency fight against Boko Haram was one that the Nigerian government had faced squarely and said those behind the insurgency were deceiving young people.
“Boko Haram and other groups are trying to steal young people and deceive them and to offer to them a future of destruction rather than a future of hope and we are ready to offer technical support to Nigeria.”