Insecurity: ‘You’re Not Doing Enough To Stop Killing Of Civilians In Nigeria By B/Haram, ISWAP’ — U.S. Tells FG
The Government of the United States (US), on Wednesday, condemned what it described as the “brazen killings of civilians” by terrorist groups, Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North-east as well as armed bandits in the North-west and North-central parts Nigeria.
It said the Regime was not doing enough to halt the killings and must rise up to the occasion by protecting Nigerian lives and property and general security around the country.
BreakingTimes had reported that over 100 Nigerians were, last week killed by bandits and terrorists in 24hrs, in Northern, Nigeria.
A statement issued by the US Secretary of State, Mr. Michael Pompeo, and made available to BreakingTimes, deplored the recent killing of civilians in Nigeria.
The statement read in part: “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. 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.”