Insecurity: US govt. approves N413bn military arms sale to Nigeria

The United States (US) government has approved the sale of military equipment worth an estimated $997 million (about N413bn) to Nigeria.

According to a statement issued on Thursday by the US department of defence, the weapons include 12 attack helicopters, 2,000 advanced precision kill weapon 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.

It said the weapons include 12 attack helicopters, 2,000 advanced precision-kill-weapon system guidance sections, and night vision imaging system.

The US authorities said the sale of the weapons is part of efforts to boost security for Nigeria.

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