John Kerry to Visit Nigeria, Meet Buhari


Zacheaus Somorin with agency report

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, will be visiting Nigeria next week for talks with senior government officials on regional issues, the State Department said on Thusday.

According to Reuters, he would be meeting President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss cooperation on the fight against Boko Haram militants, the Nigerian economy and human rights issues, the State Department spokesman, John Kirby, said in a statement.

He would also be visiting Kenya and Saudi Arabia. Kirby added that Kerry’s visit to Kenya would focus on South Sudan’s peace process and Somalia’s political transition.