The governments of United States of America and Nigeria have exchanged views on the ongoing efforts to engage in dialogue with Niger Delta militants and sought an immediate and peaceful resolution to the conflict.
This effort was part of the highlights of a meeting between the American National Security Adviser, Susan E. Rice and Nigeria’s National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno at the House White recently.
The two National Security Advisers met at the White House to discuss opportunities to expand cooperation between the United States and Nigeria.
Ambassador Rice welcomed the progress that Nigeria and its regional partners have made in the fight against Boko Haram, now known as ISIL’s West Africa Province.
She encouraged Nigeria to maintain focus on defeating the group militarily while establishing good governance and providing basic services in liberated areas.
They also discussed the urgent need for international collaboration to support the Government of Nigeria’s response to the humanitarian emergency in northeast Nigeria.