US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has said the UK telegraph's article about 'Nigeria using UK aid to persecute president's political foes rather than fight Boko Haram" published yesterday April 12th, does not reflect the true position of the US government on the Buhari led government.
The article quoted a Senior US government official as saying;
"This is a scandal in the making. There is no doubt the growing strength of Boko Haram is because President Buhari is far more interested in settling scores with his political opponents than concentrating his energy on defeating terrorists. The result is that Nigeria is starting to look more and more like a police state while Boko Haram just goes from strength to strength.”
Ambassor Entwistle spoke with the Digital Strategy & Engagement Unit (DSEU) in President Buhari's office.
Some of the tweets:
US Amb James Entwistle says he has no idea who the @Telegraph quoted on behalf of the US in the recent Nigeria piece https://t.co/7pY8TDWYtw— We ASOcial (@DigiCommsNG) April 13, 2016
Amb Entwistle (@USEmbassyAbuja): The @Telegraph story that appeared (yesterday) does not reflect US policy or feelings about the Buhari govt— Aso Rock (@AsoRock) April 13, 2016
Amb Entwistle (@USEmbassyAbuja): Anyone who wants to know where the United States stands on Nigeria should feel free to contact me— Aso Rock (@AsoRock) April 13, 2016