The retired neurosurgeon and US Presidential candidate plan to be in Nigeria and three African countries.
Carson also plans to visit Babcock University whose medical school is named after him. He revealed that he has traced his roots back to Africa, Kenya precisely,
Also said he was visiting Nigeria to see things happening in the country’s northeast firsthand; “get an ideal from the people what the effects of Boko Haram are, what people are thinking, to see what the economic situation is there…,” Carson told told America’s Hugh Hewitt Show.
Asked whether he thinks American ground troops ought to be committed in Nigeria if they are requested by President Muhammadu Buhari to assist in the eradication of Boko Haram, Ben Carson says “…maybe we can work with some of the government troops in Nigeria with our Special Ops people and various tactical advantages, which would help tremendously rather than committing a bunch of American troops to this effort.”