U.S. lawmakers okay five-year action against Boko Haram

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From The Guardian Nigeria:

“The United States’ House of Representatives has passed a legislation directing the country’s Secretaries of State and Defence to jointly develop a five-year strategy to assist Nigeria’s government in its fight against Boko Haram.

The measure is also aimed at providing assistance to members of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and international partners, who had offered support to counter the regional threat of the Boko Haram insurgency.

The legislation, passed by a voice vote, was entitled H.R. 3833/S.1632 and introduced by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Florida) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) to help combat Boko Haram specifically. The strategy is also aimed at addressing the crushing humanitarian and educational crises that Boko Haram had created.”

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