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A Decade After Chibok Tragedy: ‘U.S. Stands With Nigeria’

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

As Nigeria marks one decade since the abduction of the Chibok girls, the United States (U.S.) Government has reaffirmed its support for the survivours, their families, and all those affected by terrorism in the country.

According to a statement issued from the Public Diplomacy Section of the U S. Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria, the U.S. stands with Nigeria in its fight against extremism and its commitment to creating a safer, more prosperous future for all its people.

The statement reads in part: “This terrible act, we reaffirm our support for the survivors, their families, and all those affected by terrorism.

The United States stands with Nigeria in its fight against extremism and its commitment to creating a safer, more prosperous future for all its people.
The United States remains committed to supporting Nigeria’s efforts to combat terrorism and protect its citizens.

“We continue to support the Nigerian government’s ongoing efforts to make Nigeria more secure, to hold perpetrators of attacks accountable, and to ensure the safety and well-being of all its citizens.”

In addition, it stated that the partnership between the United States and Nigeria is built on a foundation of shared values and common goals.

“We will continue to work together to promote peace, security, and stability in the region, and to support initiatives that foster education, economic growth, and human rights.”

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