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US Government Urges Dialogue On Escalating Niger Delta Crisis

us embassyThe U.S. Mission to Nigeria has called on the Federal Government and the Nige Delta militants to embrace dialogue as a way of containing the escalating violence in the region.

In a statement issued by the information office of the US embassy in Abuja, the US shared its concerns on the 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.”

The statement further added the US government is determined to work with Nigeria and its citizen on efforts meant to persevere the achievement of common goals aimed at  “ending the  violence and curbing  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.”

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