China Says Ready to Assist Nigeria in Fight Against Boko Haram

China is prepared to help Nigeria fight the Islamist militant insurgency Boko Haram by gathering and sharing intelligence, according to a statement from Nigeria’s defense ministry.

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China’s ambassador to Nigeria, Gu Xiaojie, and Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, agreed in a meeting Thursday in the capital, Abuja, that the two countries share intelligence to combat the militants, the statement said.

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