THE United States has warned that Nigerians must not allow what it called “cyclical communal violence” to destroy the country.
The US Consul General in Nigeria, John Bray who gave the charge expressed concerns over continued tensions in the country.
A statement by the US Consulate General in Lagos made available to Reporters At Large on Friday said Bray spoke while opening a one-day national youth dialogue on ethnoreligious tolerance organised by the US Consulate General, in partnership with the African Youths Initiative for Crime Prevention (AYICRIP).
The Consul General reaffirmed the US’s commitment to supporting initiatives that promote peace and admonished Nigerians to ensure that cyclical communal violence does not threaten national unity.
“Each of us has a role to play in tamping down tensions between communities of all kinds.