By Zacheaus Somorin
As the second anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 200 Chibok girls approaches, the United States has again called for the immediate release, without preconditions, of all hostages held by Boko Haram.
”The kidnapping of these young women, along with the kidnappings of countless others by Boko Haram, epitomises this terrorist group’s depravity”, a press statement issued by the United States Mission in Nigeria stated.
The statement added that the US will continue to assist the Nigerian government’s efforts to locate and bring home all those who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram with intelligence and advisory support.
The United States will be delivering over $240 million in development and humanitarian assistance across the Lake Chad Basin region to provide conflict-affected populations and refugees with transitional assistance, psycho-social services, health programs, and emergency education for children displaced by violence.