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U.S. Mission Release Press Statement Over Niger Delta Violence

US Embassy Abuja
Posted: Jun 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Alfred Akuki

Lagos – The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria on Tuesday release a statement stating the United States’ concern on the present waves of attacks by Niger Delta Militants.

The statement which urge the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the Niger Delta crisis through peaceful means that will not violate human rights.

The statement said: “The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is monitoring reports of attacks and other incidents in the Niger Delta.  We share the concerns of all Nigerians about these attacks.  Furthermore, the United States remains supportive of efforts, including the promotion of dialogue, to address grievances in the Niger Delta.  We encourage all parties to resolve their disputes through peaceful means and emphasize that human rights of all Nigerians must be protected.

“We continue to call on all Nigerians to persevere in efforts to achieve common goals: to end violence and curb the activities of criminal elements; to establish conditions and mechanisms for profound, positive, and lasting changes in the region; and to provide economic opportunity and needed services for residents of the Niger Delta.”