US expresses concern over growing violence in Niger Delta

Militants.

*Militants.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

08 June 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The United States government through its mission house in Nigeria, on Tuesday, expressed worry over the increasing spate of violence and the use of explosions on pipelines and gas installations in the Niger Delta region

It, however, praised the efforts of the government in engaging the militants, even as it asked that the human rights of all Nigerians must be protected.

In a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja, the US Mission to Nigeria said it also shares the concerns of all Nigerians, adding that while the Americans remain supportive of efforts at dialogue, the rights of all Nigerians must be protected.

According to the statement, “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.”

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