Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (R) greets U.S. President Barack Obama before the start of the second plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (R) greets U.S. President Barack Obama before the start of the second plenary session of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he and Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari had discussed ways of countering the Boko Haram militant group.

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Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Nigerian leader on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly, Obama also praised Buhari for allowing flexibility in exchange rates.

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