President Donald Trump of the United States has made an assurance that twelve counter insurgency aircraft worth $496 million would be speedily approved for release to Nigeria to help in the country’s fight against Boko Haram.
The US had previously refused to sell military aircraft to Nigeria, citing human rights concerns.
The White House however recently sold 12 counter insurgency aircraft to Nigeria.
The US President gave the assurance during the question and answer session with journalists after a joint press briefing with President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Rose Garden, Washington DC.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the United States that his administration remains deeply committed to the principles of human rights as well as the promotion and protection of people’s freedom, even in the process of fighting terror.
“We commit to ensure that all documented cases of human rights abuses are investigated and those responsible for violations held accountable for their actions,” he said. Read more