- Senator Christopher led the U.S. Congressional delegation to visit Maiduguri, Borno state
- The delegation met with the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru
- The United States government assured Nigerians of its support in the fight against Boko Haram
Senator Christopher led the U.S. Congressional delegation to Maiduguri, Borno state on Wednesday, August 30, to meet the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.
NAIJ.com gathered that the delegation also met with Borno state deputy governor, Usman Durkwa, and representatives of humanitarian organizations working in the north-east.
The United States government said it will continue to support Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and alleviating the humanitarian crisis.
The delegation also included Sen. Gary Peters (Democrat-Michigan); Sen. Michael Bennet (Democrat-Colorado); and Rep. Lisa Rochester (Democrat-Delaware).
The others are Rep. Terri Sewell (Democrat-Alabama); Rep. Charlie Dent (Republican-Pennsylvania); Rep. Barbara Lee (Democrat-California); and Rep. Frederica Wilson (Democrat-Florida).
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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the US congressional delegation visited Senate President Bukola Saraki as part of its visit to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram terrorists as well as strengthen US Nigeria relations.
The US Department of State said that members of the US delegation will also meet with other members of the National Assembly, and religious and civil society leaders.
In the video below, the Nigerian Air Force gives an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017.