U.S Secretary Of State, John Kerry In Nigeria To Hold Talks With Goodluck Jonathan

The U.S secretary of state, John Kerry is in Nigeria today to hold a meeting with the two frontline candidates for the February 2015 elections.

He tweeted at 2:27 p.m, “Just landed in Lagos on first and very impt trip to #Nigeria.”

State department officials revealed that he is meeting both candidates in a bid to discourage the kind of electoral violence which claimed lives and property following the release of the 2011 election results.

This is the first visit from a high ranking American official since 2012 following America’s open criticism of Nigeria’s federal government’s handling of corruption and the insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

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