04 August, 2015

US to lift ban on sale of military hardware to Nigeria

The restriction  under ‘Leahy Law’ followed allegations of human rights abuses by the Nigerian military in the fight against terrorism.

US congressman, Darell Issah, who led a delegation of the Judicial Committee, made the disclosure after a meeting with the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Ismaila, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Olonishakin, and Service Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force and Commandant of the National Defence College, Rear Admiral Agholor.
Issah said the new direction was occasioned by the policy of the Nigerian Military Establishment regarding its operations in the ongoing war against terrorism in the country.
Source: vanguardngr

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