United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Says US Will Do Everything To Counter ISIS And Its Affiliates Everywhere.
United States Secretary of State , Mike Pompeo , on Wednesday , says the US government will use all tools at its disposal in the fight against terrorist elements in Nigeria and West Africa .
Pompeo made this known after the virtual meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS co -hosted by Nigeria on Tuesday .
According to him , “ great progress ” was made at the meeting with the Federal Government of Nigeria .
The US Secretary of State tweeted , “ Great progress was made at yesterday’ s virtual Global @Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting on West Africa. We will use all tools at our disposal to counter ISIS and its affiliates anywhere in the world . My thanks to Nigeria for co -hosting the event. ”
At the meeting , the US and the 82 -member global coalition it leads expressed full commitment to defeating ISIS and other terror groups including Boko Haram .
The PUNCH had reported that the Commander , US Special Operations Command Africa, Maj . Gen . Dagvin Anderson, in August this year , sounded the alarm that the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups were infiltrating northern Nigeria and parts of West Africa.