US State Department Visits Nigeria to “Advance Peace and Security”

11/09/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The United States’ State Department is in Nigeria, in efforts to help the Nigerian government deal with the spike in violence towards Christians.

In October of this year alone 260 Christians have been killed, and in 2018 more than 2,300 people have lost their lives at the hands of militant Muslims. With two months left in the year, 2018 will stand to be the bloodiest year in Fulani attacks in Nigeria targeted at Christians and their places of worship. This has continued to garner international attention.

Tibor P. Nagy, the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs said that the focus for this trip will be Nigerian Christians and trade with Nigeria.

A spokesman from the State Department said that “During his trip, Assistant Secretary Nagy will focus on … advancing peace and security through partnerships and conveying the United States’ unwavering commitment to Africa.” 

Earlier this year, the United States signed a deal with the Nigerian government, allowing them purchase 12 American fighter jets to help in the fight against the militant groups.

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