US blames killings in Nigeria on reign of impunity (Punch)

US blames killings in Nigeria on reign of impunity (Punch)

The United States of America has blamed the killings in the Middle Belt and northern Nigeria on what it identified as the reign of impunity,.

The American government also said the killings increased because the perpetrators were not punished.

“The Nigerian government should strengthen its laws to deal with killers,” it advised.

The US also urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the conduct of a free, fair, transparent, peaceful and credible process of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“We want partners in ways to ensure that the kind of violence we have seen over the past months don’t flare up in any election”, the American government stated. Read more

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