US Will Help Nigeria Defeat Boko Haram Completely & Eliminate Terrorism – Ambassador

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

us help nigeria defeat boko haram

December 28, 2017 – US Will Help Nigeria Defeat Boko Haram Completely & Eliminate Terrorism – Ambassador

The US has reaffirmed her full support for Nigeria’s battle against Boko Haram with yesterday’s expression of commitment to sell A29 Super Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Force.

US Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington yesterday presented Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Air Force Headquarters in Abuja.

He spoke on the need for peaceful existence in Nigeria being strategic to the security of the West African Sub-Region.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, said:

“The United States (US) Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, today presented the Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) in respect of the A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

“The LOA represents the official U.S. Government offer to sell US Defence articles and services to the Nigerian Government.

“Ambassador Symington expressed the commitment of the US Government to helping Nigeria completely defeat the Boko Haram terrorists and also eliminate all forms of terrorism from its territory.

“In addition, he conveyed the US Government’s belief that the capacity of the NAF could greatly be enhanced by the acquisition of the SuperTucano Aircraft . According to him, the US Government would continue to support the NAF in its capacity-building efforts, including the timely supply of needed aircraft spares.

“The US Ambassador also indicated the readiness of relevant US Government officials to work with NAF officials to facilitate the early delivery of the aircraft once payment had been made. In that regard, officials of both the US Government and the NAF would be meeting in early January 2018 to jointly study the LOA prior to subsequent endorsements by both parties.

“The CAS, while receiving the LOA, expressed the appreciation to the US Government for its steady support towards sustaining NAF air operations. He also praised the personal commitment of the US Ambassador to ensuring that the Super Tucano Aircraft deal became a reality.

” Air Marshal Abubakar agreed with Ambassador Symington that the wellbeing of Nigeria was closely linked to those of other African countries, and indeed the entire world, as terrorism is a global phenomenon, which had to be confronted by all stakeholders.

” He reassured the US Ambassador of the commitment of the NAF to the stipulated deadlines in the LOA. Furthermore, the CAS assured the US Ambassador that the NAF would ensure the readiness of proposed home base of the Super Tucano Aircraft in Nigeria before the aircraft’s delivery.

“He further said that the NAF would nominate and prepare all the pilots and maintenance crew to be trained on the Super Tucano Aircraft, ahead of their training in the US.

“It is expected that the LOA would have been signed and necessary payments made before 20 February 2018 to ensure the commencement of production of the NAF’s Super Tucano Aircraft.

“The U.S. State Department had earlier approved the sale of 12 x A29 Super Tucano Aircraft to the NAF to further aid the nation’s counterinsurgency campaign”.

[NAN]

7 thoughts on “US Will Help Nigeria Defeat Boko Haram Completely & Eliminate Terrorism – Ambassador

  1. Empty promise, a country that is still battling terrorism on home soil is promising to help Nigeria. Please let’s not take their word for it, let’s fight on.

    • FIGHT ON WITH WHO..WITH MORTAR AND PISTLE.HOW LONG IS THIS WAR NOW.GOODLUCK WAS FRUSTRATED WITH IT BECAUSE ITS ALL ABOUT SEIZING POWER BY THE NORTH AND I ALWAYS FEEL UNEASY WITH BUHARI FOR FAILING TO CALL THOSE VAMPIRES TO ORDER.FULANI HERDSMEN IS EVEN WORSE THAN THE DREADED GROUP.ITS A SCAM AND BUHARI IS PUSHING TO SECURE 1BILLION TO KEEP FIGHTING..THERE IS NO WAR AND WE NEED TO NONE TO PREVENT FURTHER CRISIS.NONSENSE

  2. USA is financially broke again,they want to tap from their mugun(Nigeria),lol eleminate ko,eliminate ni..lol

  3. Their plan of re-colonizing Africa is already in place, AFRICOM has come to stay but they want to make sure they collect all the money at hand…their commitment is to sell weapons and not to give, they America will collect Nigeria money and hand the same weapon to the Bokoharam….

    ……the question that still beg for answer is who are these boko harams and who are they working for? If your answer is Nigeria government being guided by the APC (parties has no meaning,they are all the same) at the moment,you are not far from the true answer….

  4. guys ….let us learn to think straight for once and stop this pessimistic way of life…tomorrow is always greater than today.

  5. America is more likely to be targeted by terrorist than Nigeria Boko-haram is only a violent coward group created by the northern big cows (we all know those behind the group) just to cause trouble in Nigeria Buhari could get rid of them in a day but he doesnt want to expose the bastards behind the group so he decided to ignore them

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *