US insists Boko Haram is Not a Branch of al-Qaeda

Date: 20-05-2014 10:17 am (9 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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The United States Government has disclosed that the Islamic sect, Boko Haram was not affiliated to the global terrorist organisation, al-Qaeda.

This is coming following a declaration by President Goodluck Jonathan during the France security summit on the menace of the insurgent group on Saturday, that the Boko Haram sect, was the “al Qaeda of West Africa.”

However, the US said the Boko Haram sect has no link with al-Qaeda.


A statement by the US Consul General in Lagos on Monday quoted the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, as saying this on the sidelines of the summit hosted by French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Saturday.

Sherman, who spoke to journalists alongside US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and the US State Department Counter terrorism Coordinator, Tina Kaidelow, said UN sanctions on Boko Haram could be as quick as this week.

She said, “Boko Haram is its own terrorist group, and the United States has designated Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation. In this day and age, there is probably no terror group that does not have some links somehow, even if tenuous, to some other organisation. But for the most part, we treat Boko Haram as its own terror organisation.

When you have sanctions at the UN, it does do asset freezes, travel freezes, a variety of things. It depends on how the designation is done. But I imagine this will happen rather quickly. Quite frankly, I can’t imagine any country who would not support this designation.”

According to her, the abducted schoolgirls have become “the girls of the world, not just of Nigeria.” He added that all efforts were being put in place to ensure that the West Africa sub-region was not turned to a breeding ground for terror.
She insisted that the American people “are not putting boots on the ground” in Nigeria for the girls’ rescue. Sherman noted that only intelligence assistance would be provided.

If it were to be a rescue operation, that’s a very specific skill set and not every army in the world has that skill set. I know that there are some training, that have gone on with units of the military in Nigeria to build those skills, in other words, special forces skills. Whether they’d be able to attempt a rescue, I think it would just depend on the circumstances,” Sherman said.

On her part, Thomas-Greenfield, said the US was coordinating the joint efforts to rescue the girls very closely with the other teams.

And Nigeria has assigned a senior person who is their point of contact, and they’re working very, very closely,” Thomas-Greenfield said.


Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:17 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Housingbaba38 at 20-05-2014 10:50 AM (9 years ago)
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Pls!!! Let america do d job.
Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:50 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- odprince at 20-05-2014 11:57 AM (9 years ago)
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BOKO HARAM IS HAUSA'S ORGANIZATION TO PUT VICE PRESIDENT INTO POWER,TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT AND MAKE SAMBO THE PRESIDENT....USA..COME AND DIVIDE NIGERIA FOR US,WE NEED BIAFRA.....
Posted: at 20-05-2014 11:57 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DMG17 at 20-05-2014 12:11 PM (9 years ago)
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WHETHER THEY ARE PART OF THE AL-QAEDA OR NOT, THEY MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH BECAUSE THEY HAVE SPILLED INNOCENT BLOOD. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DEBATE ON WHOM, WHAT, HOW, WHERE THEY ARE CONNECTED TO. THIS IS TIME FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Posted: at 20-05-2014 12:11 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- koboko1 at 20-05-2014 12:49 PM (9 years ago)
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The greatest  mistake that Nigeria government did was to allow foreign forces to enter Nigeria, the damages they will cause will be greater than that of boko haram. we might not understand now but sooner we will.
Posted: at 20-05-2014 12:49 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 20-05-2014 01:05 PM (9 years ago)
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Ok we hear.
Posted: at 20-05-2014 01:05 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 20-05-2014 01:06 PM (9 years ago)
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Americans r here to mock...magas
Posted: at 20-05-2014 01:06 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Topsylucas at 20-05-2014 01:10 PM (9 years ago)
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I agree wif u. Look @ countries like Afghanistan & Iraq,those countries were turned 2 a war zone when the Americans entered & the war is still on after the Americans had left. Anyway its about time Nigeria divides.
Posted: at 20-05-2014 01:10 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 20-05-2014 01:23 PM (9 years ago)
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In biafra I stand, up biafra!!
Posted: at 20-05-2014 01:23 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Adbb at 20-05-2014 02:44 PM (9 years ago)
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i feel n think is high we they youths of this nation cum together n push our demand across which is a referandum cos i think is better to separate now that we are still in talking terms b4 we get 2 waring terms
Posted: at 20-05-2014 02:44 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Nicksam at 20-05-2014 05:21 PM (9 years ago)
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CONFUSION WITHING THEM
Posted: at 20-05-2014 05:21 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- 1on14u at 20-05-2014 05:24 PM (9 years ago)
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Expecially the igbos and follows by any other vulnerable ethnic group ethnic language speaking,if nigeria is not divided your language will go extinct. So let's seek for our freedom peacefully or how ever you know how as for me I choose peacefully just like they did in Russia and turkey(Crimea) for instance.
When your language dies every thing goes with it,even animals will be better than you when it does because they have a language they speak fluently.Are you lost as a people when it dies?
Posted: at 20-05-2014 05:24 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 20-05-2014 05:58 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 20-05-2014 05:58 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osamabinladin at 20-05-2014 06:17 PM (9 years ago)
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Noted !
Posted: at 20-05-2014 06:17 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 20-05-2014 08:09 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 20-05-2014 08:09 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Larry28 at 20-05-2014 10:09 PM (9 years ago)
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We have had oh
Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:09 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 20-05-2014 10:32 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 20-05-2014 01:23 PM
In biafra I stand, up biafra!!
if u don drink that your 33 finish..na so so Biafra dey come your head...for your information..that thing u call Biafra is dead...nothing like that useless name u call Biafra..yeye boy..go drink more..
Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:32 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 20-05-2014 10:32 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 20-05-2014 01:23 PM
In biafra I stand, up biafra!!
if u don drink that your 33 finish..na so so Biafra dey come your head...for your information..that thing u call Biafra is dead...nothing like that useless name u call Biafra..yeye boy..go drink more..
Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:32 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 20-05-2014 10:33 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 20-05-2014 01:23 PM
In biafra I stand, up biafra!!
if u don drink that your 33 finish..na so so Biafra dey come your head...for your information..that thing u call Biafra is dead...nothing like that useless name u call Biafra..yeye boy..go drink more..
Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:33 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 20-05-2014 10:33 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 20-05-2014 01:23 PM
In biafra I stand, up biafra!!
if u don drink that your 33 finish..na so so Biafra dey come your head...for your information..that thing u call Biafra is dead...nothing like that useless name u call Biafra..yeye boy..go drink more..
Posted: at 20-05-2014 10:33 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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