WASHINGTON, October 14 (RIA Novosti) -The United States will give $40 million to Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria to assist in the fight against the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram, the White House said Tuesday.
"The State and Defense Departments are launching a $40 million Global Security Contingency Fund for Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria to counter Boko Haram," the statement published on the White House official website said.
According to the document, the program will provide "technical expertise, training, and equipment to the four countries to develop institutional and tactical capabilities to enhance their respective efforts to counter Boko Haram."
The document notes, that since the beginning of this year the group has abducted hundreds of people and killed 3,000 in Nigeria alone.
Boko Haram is a radical group, which wants to create an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.