6 July 2012

Nigeria: UN Investigates Nigeria Over Smuggled Weapons From Libya

United Nations has sent a team of experts on Libya to Nigeria to investigate alleged smuggling of weapons into the country.

The Coordinator, United Nation Panel of Experts on Libya, Salim Raad, who led the panel to the Ministry of Interior, said the team was in Nigeria to investigate the alleged smuggling of weapons into Nigeria from Libya.

Salim urged Nigeria to provide report about illegal weapons as the UN has placed sanctions on weapons entering or going out of Libya.

Responding, Interior Minister Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, said considering the security challenges in the country particularly the Boko Haram insurgency, the government cannot rule out the smuggling of weapons into the country from Libya.

He reiterated the resolve of Nigeria to implement UN recommendations on trafficking of arms.

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