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Readout of the Attorney General’s Meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch met with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria today at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.  Both leaders discussed opportunities for U.S. Department of Justice officials to increase collaborative efforts with their Nigerian counterparts to dismantle and defeat Boko Haram, ISIL and other terrorist organizations active in the region.  The Attorney General underscored the importance of combatting transnational crime and corruption through the Kleptocracy Initiative.  These anti-corruption efforts not only assist the Nigerian people in their efforts to recover assets stolen from victims but they are also helpful tools to protect the U.S. financial system from being utilized by criminals.  

Updated July 20, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-911