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Nigeria Pres. Jonathan seeks US security assistance

Gen. Carter Ham, Commander AfricamGen. Carter Ham, Commander Africam (Photo: www.africam.mil)
December 12, 2012

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is calling on the U.S. to support his country's efforts to find lasting solutions to a series of security challenges confronting the nation.

President Jonathan made the call on Tuesday during a meeting with General Carter Ham, Commander of the U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Abuja, the Federal capital.

The US AFRICOM commander was in Nigeria to present a paper at the National Defence College.

Nigeria of late have had to deal with the terroristic acts from an Islamist group called Boko Haram, which has carried out several bombings in parts of the country, including at military bases.

Hundreds of Nigerians have been victims of the acts of terror of this group.

WADR Abuja correspondent Martin Martins reports on the meeting.

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