See The Powerful Weapons America Sold To Nigeria To Fight Boko Haram
So, finally America has given its nod to selling of weapons to Nigeria to deal with the cut-throat Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram.
America had earlier raised concerns over issues of human rights violation and war crime, which it claimed Nigerians military even engaged in.
The headquarters of America’s defence department, the Pentagon notified the U.S. Congress on Monday of the sale.
The weapons include thousands of bombs and rockets and 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons worth $593 million, about 180 billion naira.
Nigeria is counting on these weapons to deal final death-blow to Boko Haram.
The move on the sale which was originally agreed by former President Barack Obama’s administration, was announced by the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
One of the most powerful weapons included in the sale is the Super Tucano A-29. It is an agile, propeller-driven plane that is able to survey and attack a target.
The Super Tucano costs more than $10 million, about 30 billion Naira each and the price can go much higher depending on the configuration.
The Obama administration delayed the deal after incidents including the Nigerian Air Force’s bombing of a refugee camp in January that killed 90 to 170 civilians.
President Donald Trump has said he plans to go ahead with foreign defense sales delayed under Obama by human rights concerns.
Another threat that Nigeria needs to also tackle early enough is arms-carrying herdsmen attack on farmers and communities.
The have attacked communities in different states and the government has been asked to set up grazing area for herders.
Some states have also set restrictions for herdsmen to check the attacks.
This is a video of havoc caused by herdsmen.