US Lawmakers Stop Arms Sale To Nigeria Over Alleged Human Rights Violations

United States lawmakers are holding the proposed sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria.

They are alleging concerns about alleged human rights violations.

Top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have delayed clearing a proposed sale of 12 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters and accompanying defence systems to the military.

This has paused a deal worth $875 million, according to U.S. officials and congressional aides.

The behind-the-scenes controversy over the proposed arms sale illustrates a broader debate among Washington policymakers over how to balance national security with human rights objectives.

The hold on the sale has showcased how powerful U.S. lawmakers want to push the Joe Biden administration to rethink U.S. relations with Nigeria.

-The Nation

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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