The United States of America’s Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria has today, June 7, 2016 Weighed In on the ongoing Militancy in the Oil-Rich Niger Delta. Increased Attacks on Oil Pipelines and Facilities by New militant Group, The Niger Delta Avengers has Led to Deployment of Troops to the Region. In an Official Statement by the Federal Government today, All military actions have been withdrawn from the Area as Dialogue with the group is set to commence soon. Read Official US Diplomatic Mission’s statement below . . .
US EMBASSY TO NIGERIA REACTS TO NIGER DELTA CRISIS
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.