Kerry’s presence was a show of the Obama’s administration’s hope for better relations with Nigeria.
The trove includes nearly 900 pages of e-mails that have been turned over to a select House committee.
The White House press secretary says a visit could come before the end of his term in office.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon is speeding up some deliveries of weapons to help Iraqi forces fight the militants.
The U.S. is expediting the shipment of weapons and helping Iraqi forces to regroup outside the city.
The retreat of security forces stunned an administration that said it was gaining against the Islamic State.
“I do think we’re closer than we have been,” an American official said before Thursday’s meeting.
Special Operations forces staged an overnight ground raid that ended with Abu Sayyaf dead, along with about a dozen militants, and Sayyaf’s wife captured, the White House and the Pentagon said.
President Obama and Persian Gulf leaders promised to “counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.”
In a statement issued by the White House on the eve of the 100th anniversary of what he called the Meds Yeghern, Armenian for “great calamity,” Obama referred to it as a “massacre,” a “terrible carnage,” “horrific violence” and a “dark chapter of history.”