We Are Not Coming To Take Over Role Of Nigerian Army..US

The United States has said that its assistance to rescue the 276 abducted girls is not designed to take over Nigerian military and security agencies.
It also said its intervention in the rescue operation will begin in a matter of days and not weeks.
Besides, said the United States, it is not on a unilateral mission because the Federal Government will continue to take the lead in the operation against Boko Haram.
The US said it would set up an interdisciplinary team at its Embassy in Abuja to coordinate the operations with the Federal Government.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, met with the National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki on Wednesday to work out the modalities.
The spokesperson for the US Department of State, Ms Jen Psaki, made the clarifications at a briefing in Washington late Wednesday. She said Nigeria did not accept America’s offer in theory.
The transcript of the briefing, which was released by the US Embassy in Nigeria, said in part: “Well, I believe the Secretary, from his phone call, feels it wasn’t that they just accepted in theory. They did accept our assistance, and there will need to be a discussion about how to best coordinate moving forward, but that will be happening in the coming days.
“Yes. Our understanding is the agreement is they’ll be able to do the work that we’ve proposed. Naturally, as a part of that, there’s an assessment period of what the needs are and how we can best assist and the Nigerian Government continues to have the lead. It’s not, of course, a unilateral process we’re conveying here.
“I wouldn’t characterise it that way. What it is, is we are  obviously, the Nigerian Government has the lead in this effort, and we’re not putting together a unilateral interagency or interdisciplinary team here. We are there to assist and fill in where they have needs. So we need to assess that and determine where they have needs and integrate ours as quickly as possible.
“Obviously, we have a range of capabilities. We’ve made an offer, of course, to cooperate, and we expect that will be – (cell phone rings) – oh, that’s quite a festive ring – (laughter) – that we expect that things will be proceeding in days, not weeks. But I don’t want to get into, from the podium, an assessment of where we think things stand on that front.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Nigerian soldiers , one had working stick , d other one has a celotaped gun. How will u catch shekau ?

  2. If they don't have d varrious amunition let d nation dat has help us

  3. beginning of another problem. how? usa shud b careful nt to maltreat muslim. shud they do, it is likely to put our unity at risk. a word is enof for d wife

    1. Tell dat Idiot talking about Muslim..........the sickness attacking Naija from the Birth is all from Muslims and their Lil faith of beliefs on dying in violence will give ticket to Heaven or where they think ....

  4. Let us be objective, the word is bring back our girls and not USA!

  5. If you can take over please. We are tired of all the lies. Pls jist help bring back our children. If a wife in the house does not take care of her husband the girlfriend who cares will take over. Welcome guys.by the time you complete the assignments we shall celebrate with you .

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