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CBO: Plan to fight Boko Haram would cost less than $500K | TheHill

CBO: Plan to fight Boko Haram would cost less than $500K | TheHill

A bill that would require the secretaries of State and Defense to develop a strategy to counter terrorist group Boko Haram would cost less than $500,000 over the next five years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Wednesday.The legislation, introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in June, would require the heads of the State Department and Pentagon to create a five-year strategy to help countries in Africa, including Nigeria, respond to the threat of Boko Haram.

The Islamic extremist group gained attention after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014.

Source: CBO: Plan to fight Boko Haram would cost less than $500K | TheHill