UK considers selling more weapons to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

UK considers selling more weapons to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

- UK's Johnson says the country has received Nigeria's request for more weapons

- Johnson hinted that the UK is considering whether to sell the requested weapons to Nigeria

- US Intelligence expert says the move is a waste of funds

Nigeria could get more weapons from the United Kingdom to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast.

Reuters reports that UK’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson revealed this on Thursday, August 31.

He said: “They have put out a request for more help with materiel - equipment of one kind and another. We are going to look at that.

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“We will look at that very seriously on counter-IED provision, on a request for more help with attack helicopters, for instance. Let’s have a look at what we can do.”

Reuters reports that British soldiers were already training Nigerian 28,000 troops.

But American intelligence expert on Nigerian matters Matthew T. Page says the move was a waste of funds.

He tweeted:

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android and read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app had reported recently that the Pentagon has informed the US Congress of the sale of 12 Super Tucano A-29 ground attack aircraft and weapons to Nigeria to fight the Boko Haram sect in the northern part of Nigeria.

According to Reuters, the Pentagon communicated the sale of the 12 ground attack aircraft valued at $593m (N181bn) to the US Congress on Monday August 28. gathered that the report quoted Pentagon’s Defence Security Cooperation Agency as having made the announcement to the US legislature.

Watch this TV video of Nigerian Air Force preparing for an onslaught against Boko Haram


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