The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) has urged President Barack Obama of the U.S. to step up efforts to assist Nigeria in fighting terrorism.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday and signed by NIDOA’s Acting Chairman and General Secretary, Dr Sandra Dafiaghor and Dr Samuel Afolayan, respectively.
The group, while acknowledging the support already being rendered by the U.S, said Obama should help by providing more sophisticated intelligence-gathering and surveillance.
The Nigerians urged Obama to further assist Nigeria with technical training for military troops, appropriate equipment and long-term support.
“NIDOA will like to thank President Barack Obama and the American people for the support and assistance being given to the Nigerian Government and people at this very difficult time.
“This has come at a time when the abduction of over 200 secondary schoolgirls has thrown the Nigerian nation and the whole world into turmoil and disbelief.
“While acknowledging that the U.S. Government has started providing assistance, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation calls on Obama to step up the pressure by specifically assisting Nigeria with gaps in capacity,’’ the group said.
The organisation, according to the statement, pledged its commitment to working with the Nigerian and U.S. governments in finding a sustained solution to the menace of terrorism.(NAN)