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US secretary of state John Kerry visits Abuja, sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria high on the Agenda

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Abuja today, high on the agenda was a discussion on ways to ramp up military assistance to help Nigeria defeat the extremist group Boko Haram, a senior U.S. official disclosed.

In talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Kerry "made very, very strong commitments to the government that we are going to look at what we can do differently," the official said, adding that Kerry had told his staff to look at ways to boost military cooperation with Nigeria.

The official said Kerry had stressed that more needed to be done in working with neighbouring countries in West Africa.