Unrest in Nigeria: Top US officials meet Osinbajo, make demand

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United States Government officials met Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday.

The meeting on the unrest in Nigeria was held at the State House in Abuja.

The delegation was led by Ulrich Brechbuhl, Counselor of the U.S. Department of State.

It included Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Bob Destro, and Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Denise Natali.

Brechbuhl conveyed the regards of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo had issued a statement on the situation in Nigeria.

“Secretary Pompeo asked us to come as friends and partners of Nigeria to examine the drivers of insecurity across the country and to better understand conflict mitigation efforts already underway so that we can explore ways to enhance our cooperation,” Brechbuhl said.

The Counselor acknowledged that his visit came during a tumultuous time for Nigeria.

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