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United States Not Happy With Killings In Northern Nigeria, Demands For Action

By The Nigeria Voice
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The United State government has condemned the incessant attacks on citizens of Nigeria living in the northern part of the country.

The U.S. government, in a statement signed by Michael Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State from its Nigeria embassy said the recent killings are senseless and brazen and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take necessary actions in insecurity in the country.

“We condemn the recent senseless and  brazen killings of civilians  in northern Nigeria,” the statement read.

“In recent weeks, suspected  ISIS West Africa militants launched multiple attacks in Borno State, killing more than 120 civilians, including women, children, and the elderly. On June 9, unidentified armed  bandits attacked a village in Katsina State, killing dozens.

“These horrific crimes follow the  shooting  of a pastor and his pregnant wife on June 1 and the killing of an imam, local village head, and several civilians  on June 5  in  the course of intercommunal violence in  Taraba State.

“Tens of thousands of civilians have lost their lives  in Nigeria in recent years to  violent attacks  by  terrorist groups  or  criminal gangs, in inter-communal violence, or due to  their religious beliefs.

“The United States calls on the Government of Nigeria to do more to strengthen ongoing efforts to address this violence, hold those responsible accountable, and protect civilians.”