The United States of America on Thursday offered to help the Nigeria government end the security issues across the country.
The US in its statement condemned the recent abduction of school children in Nigeria, it noted that it would help resolve the issue if requested by the federal government.
The deputy assistant secretary of the US Bureau of African Affairs, Michael Gonzales, stated this during a press briefing organised by the bureau.
According to him, America was “disgusted” by the pattern of mass abductions which he described as an internal security threat.
He attributed the challenges to “monetary and economic factors” which according to him, motivate the criminal elements to embark on such activities.”
According to him, “the United States is ready to provide appropriate support for the Nigerian government if requested to do so. Longer-term, we seek to help develop the capabilities of the Nigerian security services in order for them to adequately respond to the internal threats that the country faces.”
Gonzales commended President Muhammadu Buhari following his decision to replace the service chiefs as part of efforts to restore normalcy to the country.
He added that the United States of America was encouraged by the decision of the President.
He noted that the US Government is ready to work with the new Service Chiefs to continue building the capacities of the Nigerian military to tackle security challenges bedevilling the entire nation.
Recall that the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had earlier disclosed that his principal directed the security agents to shoot anyone bearing AK-47 rifles.
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