A United States representative, Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbühl, has met with Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on the ongoing violence in Nigeria as a result of the agitations over police brutality.
Brechbuhl conveyed the regards of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The meeting was part of a previously scheduled delegation, which included Assistant Secretary Robert Destro and Assistant Secretary Denise Natali, to raise U.S. concerns about the ongoing violence in Nigeria, human rights, religious freedom, and trafficking in persons, and to hear from senior Nigerian Government officials how they are addressing those issues.
An American government official spokesperson Morgan Ortagus in a statement expressed the United States condemnation of the “of the use of excessive force by military forces who fired on unarmed demonstrators in Lagos.”
He also expressed condolences to the victims of these shootings and urged the government of Nigeria to abide by its commitment to hold those responsible accountable under the law.