White House: Nigeria making progress in combating Boko Haram

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group take part in a rally on the second anniversary of the abduction of Chibok school girls by Boko Haram, in Abuja, Nigeria, April 14, 2016. (Reuters)

Nigeria has made progress in combating Boko Haram although the Islamist militant group is still a threat, the White House said on Thursday, adding that the United States has assisted Nigerian authorities working to secure the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants.

“The threat still remains and it is quite serious, and it is why the United States continues to be committed to supporting them as they counter that threat,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily press briefing.

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