US agrees to sell 12 fighter jets to Nigeria worth $600 million


WASHINGTON/ABUJA: The United States has agreed to sell dozen aircraft to Nigeria’s air force to help in its fight against Boko Haram and talks underway include possible US assistance in training, surveillance and military intelligence sharing, a senior Nigerian military official said on Monday, in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million.

“Yes, I can confirm to you that the US has agreed to sell some fighter jets to us to support in the ongoing insurgency war,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The ongoing negotiation is not only in the supply of fighter jets but also assistance in training, surveillance and military intelligence,” the official added.

Source: Reuters

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