March 11, 2015
Washington Times Highlights Atlantic Council Event on Boko Haram
Top Nigerian military officials complained Wednesday that the Obama administration and the West are not doing enough to help in the struggle against the brutal Boko Haram group, praising Chad and other poor countries in the region for doing more to halt the advances of the Islamist terror organization.
The officials — the first to visit Washington since Boko Haram leaders reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State — said the U.S. was falling short in sharing intelligence on Boko Haram, even as the government of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has made good progress on the battlefield in containing the threat.
The U.S. government is “doing its best, but the best is not enough,” said Rear Admiral Gabriel Okoi, Nigeria’s chief of defense intelligence, speaking at an event organizing by the Atlantic Council, a D.C.-based think tank.