Supporting the Safe Return of Those Kidnapped and Abused by Boko Haram

By Africa Regional Media Hub

Press Statement

Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

April 12, 2016


The United States continues to assist the Nigerian government's efforts to locate and bring home all those who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram with intelligence and advisory support. The United States is also delivering over $240 million in development and humanitarian assistance across the Lake Chad Basin region to provide conflict-affected populations and refugees with transitional assistance, psycho-social services, health programs, and emergency education for children displaced by violence.