Pentagon Approves U.S. Congress of Weapon Sale to Nigeria

The Pentagon has notified the U.S. Congress of the approval of a sale 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons worth U.S.$593 million to Nigeria for its fight against Boko Haram. The sale was discussed in Abuja during a meeting between a visiting Congressional delegation and senior Nigerian lawmakers, where the issue of humanitarian crisis in the Northeast was discussed.The delegation, led by Sen. Chris Coons (D-CO) traveled to the troubled region during their trip.



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A-29 Super Tucano (file photo).

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