The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, on Thursday, said Nigeria needs to address its security challenges holistically.
Ms Nuland, who is visiting Nigeria for two days, described as ‘an evil thing, the way terrorists get into communities and destroy the fabric.’
“But what we are trying to do now, what Nigeria is trying to do, is really integrate the air and ground approach to security …I think Nigeria with our support needs to address this in a holistic way.”
She noted that it is one thing to root out terrorists from communities, but the government must then provide sustainable police and community security as well as better services and governance, else, “those guys are just going to be back.”
“We also need a regional approach to this problem because these terrorists are running across borders, we all need to work together,” she added.
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