US condemns herdsman violence in Nigeria

The US condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend, the State Department announced.

The US has strongly condemned the attacks in Plateau in which no fewer than 86 people were killed and several others injured.

“We are concerned by the recent increase in armed violence against civilians and call on all political and community leaders to lend their voices to peace and to work together to find lasting solutions to these rural conflicts,” said Spokesperson Heather Nauert Monday.

“We join President (Muhammadu Buhari the President of Nigeria) and others in sending our deepest condolences to the affected communities and in the desire to see the perpetrators brought to justice and to prevent further violence,

Source: Kuwait News Agency