The United States has approved the sale of military equipment worth an estimated $997 million to Nigeria.
According to a statement issued on Thursday by the US department of defence, the weapons include 12 att@ck helicopters, 2,000 advanced precision k#ll we@pon system guidance sections, and night vision imaging system.
The approval comes after months of back and forth on the matter, with the US initially reported to have denied Nigeria’s request over human rights concerns. But Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had claimed at the time that there was no such deal with the US.
The US gave the response barely two weeks after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), appealed to the US government to consider relocating AFRICOM to Africa to assist Nigeria and other adjoining countries to combat worsening terr#rism, banditry and other security cr#ses.We are social! follow us on: