According to the Nigerian Tribune, America may be taking a new approach to tackling the terrorists terrorizing the territory of Nigeria as they have begun plans to using satellite attack on the deadly sect
Read below scoop from the Nigerian Tribune website
As part of its continued assistance to Nigeria in the war against terrorism, the United States has concluded plans to launch a 24-hour satellite television in the troubled Northern part of Nigeria to counter the spread of terrorism activities of Boko Haram in the region.
The television project, which is to be financed by the United States Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, according to the New York Times, will cost about six million US Dollars and will be used to sensitise the people of the North to the criminal activities of the Boko Haram sect and also redirect the orientation of the teeming youth.
The television channel, to be called Arewa24, according to US officials who spoke to New York Times, is being established with full collaboration of the Nigerian government.
The project, the newspaper disclosed, was “started last year and is run in Nigeria by Equal Access International, a San Francisco-based government contractor that has managed media programmes sponsored by the State Department in Yemen and Pakistan, which encourage youth participation in politics, in addition to countering Islamist extremism.
“Work on the project is nearing completion, but broadcasts have not yet begun,” it was reported.
State Department officials, who spoke to the newspaper, it claimed, “insisted that the Nigerian government was aware of the television project and that it had not planned to hide the American support for the programme, which has not been previously disclosed. However, US sponsorship will not be advertised or promoted,” a State Department official said.
Do you believe this plan will work and flush terrorism out of our dear country?