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United States React To Increased Killings, Insecurity In Nigeria

America charges the Nigerian government to rise up to the recent challenges on insecurity in the country



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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.

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