United States Alternate Representative to the United Nations, David Pressman, Friday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for hosting a recent regional security summit in Abuja.
Pressman said in a statement that the U.S Government was encouraged by Buhari’s decision to host the security summit for leaders committed to ending the activities of Boko Haram.
“The United States is encouraged that under President Buhari’s leadership, a security summit of regional leaders, committed to carrying out a ‘sustained, comprehensive approach’ against Boko Haram was organised.
“This, couples with rights respecting security operations and civilian efforts to restore stability, promote governance and economic development to break the cycle of violence in all countries where Boko Haram is active.
“The UN system, including the Special Representatives for West Africa and the Sahel and Central Africa, should continue to assist the Lake Chad Basin region to implement such a comprehensive strategy,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the U.S official as saying in the statement.