Nigeria ‘in discussion0 with US
over attack planes
We wrote earlier (see 09:02 entry) that the Reuters news agency is reporting that the US government is seeking to sell Nigeria attack aircraft to help in the fight against Boko Haram.
Garba Shehu, a spokesman for Nigeria’s president, has told our BBC colleagues in Abuja that he is aware of the discussions with the US over the Super Tucano planes.
In the past, human rights issues have prevented the US from selling heavy weapons to Nigeria.