President Trump fires US Secretary Of State after his visit to Nigeria

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President Donald Trump has fired US Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson, a day after his trip to Nigeria was abruptly cut short.

Mr. Tillerson’s last assignment was a short meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja yesterday.

Tillerson was in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital yesterday, where he pledged the support of the US in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.

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He was initially slated to spend the night in the Nigerian capital but his visit was cut short, owing to what his spokesman said were pressing engagements in Washington D.C.

Prior to the visit to Nigeria, the US State Department had announced that Mr. Tillerson had been recalled to return to the US for some pressing matters.

The Secretary of State had barely landed in the US when his sack was announced. Mr. Tillerson was replaced with the Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo.


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