The United States Consul-General to Nigeria, John Bray says his country is prepared to help Nigeria establish peace and end the ongoing violence in the South -South region by Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups in the region.
Bray made this promise when he visited the Traditional Ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom in Delta State, Charles Ayemi-Botu in Warri, Delta State.
The US diplomat was at the palace to seek solutions to the recent bombings of oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta.
On his part, the traditional Ruler requested that the Federal Government dialogue with the militants and see the region as part of its primary constituency, instead of engaging them with guns to save the economy from further collapse.
Suspected militants from the Niger-Delta region have lately been destroying gas pipelines in the creeks, thereby causing a drastic reduction in oil production in the country.