The United States, in its security cooperation with Nigeria, is “looking at programs” to prevent Nigerian security forces from committing human rights abuses, as it works to enhance their ability to protect citizens, especially “young girls who are trying to get educated,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield told reporters on Tuesday before a United Nations Security Council meeting on peace and security in Africa.
The U.S. provided $7.1 million in International Military Education Training (IMET) funding to the Nigerian military from FY2016-FY2020.
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