7th June, 2016
The U.S. Embassy to Nigeria on Tuesday expressed concern over the reports of attacks and other incidents in the Niger Delta.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Unit in Abuja.
It states that the U.S. mission to Nigeria is monitoring reports of attacks and other incidents in the Niger Delta and it shares the concerns of all Nigerians about these attacks.
“The U.S. remains supportive of efforts, including the promotion of dialogue, to address grievances in the Niger Delta,” it stated.
It appealed to all parties to resolve their disputes through peaceful means and emphasize that human rights of all Nigerians must be protected.
It called on all Nigerians to persevere in efforts to achieve common goals.
It stressed on the need to end violence and curb the activities of criminal elements.
It called for the establishment of conditions and mechanisms for profound, positive, and lasting changes in the region.
According to statement, there is the need for the provision of economic opportunity and the needed services for residents of the Niger Delta.