The government of the United States of America has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to do more about the rising insecurity in Nigeria.
The US government in a statement released on Thursday morning also condemned the actions by the insurgents, terrorists and bandits.
America also challenged the Nigerian government to strengthen the security agencies to be able to protect the lives of its citizens.
“We condemn the recent senseless and brazen killings of civilians in northern Nigeria. 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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Naija News recalls the recent upsurge in the activities of the bandits and other criminal elements has been a source of concern to both the government and the people of Nigeria.