Special Envoy Hussain Travel to Nigeria

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 7, 2015

Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, Rashad Hussain, is currently in Abuja, Nigeria, August 6-7, 2015. While in Nigeria, Special Envoy Hussain met with government leaders, including President Buhari, regarding efforts to counter violent extremism. The Special Envoy also met with civil society, community and religious leaders, including the Sultan of Sokoto, and held meetings with Nigerian partners to examine ways to combat extremist activities and promote peaceful relations among all communities.