Abuja - Going by the increased in the activities of the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, the United States government is set to launch a "major" border security program to help Nigeria and its neighbours fight the insurgents, Economic Times reports.
Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield made this disclosure on Thursday at a meeting of US and Nigerian officials in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
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She said the frequency and scope of Boko Haram's terror attacks have grown more acute and constitute a serious threat to this country's overall security.
The Boko Haram sect is responsible for over a thousand deaths in the country including the kidnapping of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.
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