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The United States of America, U.S.A, has told Nigeria to look beyond a military option in resolving internal conflicts.

The United States Institute for Peace, USIP, made the call in Washington DC when the agency convened a gathering of US officials, diplomats and Nigerian leaders.

The event looked at “Peace in Nigeria: How to build it, and America’s role” and possible options beyond military operations were explored.

The Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S Department of State, Thomas Hushek, in his concluding remarks said, “durable peace” in Nigeria “will require a painstaking dialogue.”

Nigeria’s military recently went into an open confrontation with members of the pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, through“Operation Python Dance” in the Southeast.

Hushek said Nigeria is a very critical U.S. partner on the continent, but added that the President Muhammadu Buhari government must in its pursuit of peace first identify the options that citizens want implemented.

The U.S. Assistant secretary believes the “2019 election will be critical to Nigeria’s continued prosperity and stability.

“Achieving stability or building political peace is a political endeavour,” he said, explaining that responsiveness to people’s needs would “build trust and encourage durable peace.”

A former Chief of Army Staff and former Commander of combined United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan, General Agwai, is one of the members of the Nigeria Senior Working Group that participated in the conference on peace in Nigeria.


Agwai, in his opening remark, described himself as a simple old soldier humbled by the presence of the State Department and the U.S. and “privileged to stand and talk to learned people across the world about what we are doing.”

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  1. The Nigerian government is stupidly obeying the cabals, herdsmen and Boko Haram that are the true TERRORISTS.

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  2. We need your help,we are been molested by this so called military men in every part of Nigerian since the emergence of PMB. Imagine a situation where you have soldiers checking point in all the major roads in the federation collecting and extorting money from each and every truck that passes by. Imagine you are a passenger in a public bus driving pass a soldier check,if found making phone calls you will be made to do frog jump and also roll on a mud water. A lot to no mention. We are in military reign not Democracy. The practice here now is Autocracy not Democracy

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  3. You should know our present Government is senseless to proscribe a separatists group. We need restructuring now

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  4. NOBODY on this earth can force nigerian government to withdraw the military options on IPOB members, let US continue to to back ipob members, let us see whether if nigerian government started their trail US can able to stop it

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  5. Muktari zali you are insane indeed. Talking nonsense 👎

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  6. What ever you called me I said NO any president from outside Nigeria can stop the trails of terrorist ipob group

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  8. Actually, this is an internal problem of Nigeria and could be solved without the interference of an outsiders. When US arrested those they suspected to be terrorists and clamp them in cells on a lonely Island of Gutamayo Bay, did US listen to world leaders to release them. Because, it's an internal problem and every arrest must go through a process before release.

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