AFRICA/NIGERIA - The President intends to ask a billion dollars to fight Boko Haram

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - The President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the National Assembly for an international loan of one billion dollars to buy new weapons and equipment to fight Boko Haram. According to the local press, in recent days the army took possession of two attack helicopters equipped with night vision devices.
The President seems to have chosen the military path to fight Boko Haram, after having offered an amnesty to members of the sect who decide to lay down their arms (see Fides 10/06/2014). (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 17/07/2014)