Boko Haram increasingly a concern for US

The Obama Administration has taken steps to create a new dynamic in U.S. –Nigeria relations, by designating Boko Haram and Ansaru (a 2012 splinter group from Boko Haram) as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) and as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). These designations were announced by the U.S. State Department on November 13, 2013, acting, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury and Justice Departments, under authorities provided in Section 219 of the Immigration and Nat...
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