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Text Nigeria's National Security Adviser and Ambassador to the United States have both delivered messages to the US State Department urging them not to list Boko Haram as a 'Foreign terrorist organization'.
The US has been keen to expand its own intervention in oil-rich Nigeria, and has been playing up the “threat” posed to the international community by Boko Haram, and has committed itself to fighting the group.
Nigerian Defense Minister Bello Mohammed warned that the government is still trying to negotiate some sort of settlement and answer some of the faction’s grievances. He added that declaring them “terrorists” would not be helpful to those talks