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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Nigeria, US speak on how to end militancy in Niger Delta

ilitancy in the Niger Delta region has been a source of worry to Nigeria – The US and Nigeria discussed how to achieve peace in the region – Nigeria was also commended for the success recorded against Boko Haram Plans to end militancy in the Niger Delta region was the focus of discussion between Nigeria and the United States between American national security adviser, Susan Rice and Nigeria’s national security adviser,
Maj-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) at the White House. President Muhammad Buhari is in the US to attend the United Nation General Assembly alongside delegates from the country and the two security advisers used the opportunity to discuss opportunities to expand cooperation between the United States and Nigeria Vanguard reports that the two countries exchanged views on how to achieve an immediate and peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Niger Delta region especially the destruction of oil and gas pipelines by militants. Rice also commended Nigeria for the success recorded in the fight against Boko Haram and said Nigeria should focus on defeating the group militarily. The security adviser advised Nigeria to establish good governance and providing basic services in regions liberated from Boko Haram.
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