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Boko Haram: Why US Refuses To Sell Military Weapons To Nigeria – Adefuye

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Nov 11, 2014 – Boko Haram: US Is Not Selling Military Weapons To Nigeria Over Human Rights Allegations

“US Not Helping Nigeria To Fight Boko Haram War” – Prof Adefuye

Since the involvement of US anti-terrorism experts in the war against Boko Haram, Nigerian military has not experienced major breakthrough due to lack of lethal weapons that can wipe out the terrorists.

These was revealed to journalists on Monday by Nigeria’s Ambassador to America, Prof Ade Adefuye.

He expressed his disappointment by the refusal of the US government to help Nigeria procure military weapons that can help Nigeria overcome terrorism.

He argued that the Americans were letting Nigeria down at her hour of need.

While receiving a delegation of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations yesterday, the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Professor Ade Adefuye said both the Nigerian people and the government feel abandoned by America.

See excerpt from his speech:

“I am sad to inform you that the Nigerian leadership: military and political, and even the general populace, are not satisfied with the scope, nature and content of the United States’ support for us in our struggle against terrorists.”

“We find it difficult to understand how and why in spite of the U.S. presence in Nigeria with their sophisticated military technology, Boko Haram should be expanding and becoming more deadly”.

“The U.S. Government has up till today refused to grant Nigeria’s request to purchase lethal equipment that would have brought down the terrorists within a short time on the basis of the allegations that Nigeria’s defence forces have been violating human rights of Boko Haram suspects when captured or arrested.”

“A stable and secure Nigeria is an invaluable asset to America,” 

US had equally explained that it would not be selling military weapons to Nigeria due to human rights allegations against the Nigerian military.

This was made known a day before Jonathan declares his intention to run for reelection.



  1. Tundun Alaigbe

    November 11, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    They won’t sell it to us because it will end up with bok oharam

    • Think deeper

      November 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      Ambassador, in spite of the presence of the U.S in Nigeria, the country remains a sovereign state. Nigeria has the monetary capacity to acquire technology from whatever source but instead it is usurped by corrupt custodians of such. If the US was waiting for hand-downs in technology they will not be looked upon as the world leader or maintain such a lead role. Hence, Nigeria should live up to its title “Giant of Africa” by not weeping for help all the time but use resources at its disposal wisely and prudently. …God bless America and Nigeria too….

  2. Lawrence

    November 11, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Prof Adefuye, You know the truth and USA government explained in detail why they refused to sell weapons to Nigeria.
    1. The weapons might end up with boko haram
    2. The Nigeria Military and police are not disciplined. They kill lots of innocent citizens without being investigated.
    If Nigeria is serious about bringing down the terrorist as you said there are other counties they can and will sell them whatever equipment they need.
    Stop the propaganda old man. Nigerians are too smart for this hogwash.

  3. D Hunter

    November 11, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Winning d war against boko haram begins by cuttn down dia supplies n dat means arrestn all dos known sponsors n prosecutn dem. Dat done… n d rest erand boys called d jihadists or fighters wll bcm a buscuit prblm. Nt necessarily only US weapons can guarrantee our victory ova dem.
    D FGN sure knws dos behind dis deadly group, I am v much convinced abt dat. They knw wat 2 do. They re just playn wt our lives bt God Almighty is on His Throne.

  4. Jilo

    November 11, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Mr. Ambassador please just keep quiet if you don’t have any meaningful things to say. You are acting upon the instruction given to you from Aso Rock. I don’t blame you since you have to protect your job. Listen to your self you want United State to supply our military leather weapon so it may found its way back to the Terrotist hand. United State have a sophisticated intelligent. They are aware of what is going on in Nigeria more than those of you who are directing the affairs of Nigeria. United State knew that nearly one third of our Army have compromised and sworn their allegiance to Boko Haram. Some of them were capture in the process and nothing came out of their investigation. U.S is not as dumb as you people in the position of leadership. United States sent their Emissary to fish out Boko Haram hide out and nearly 300 Chibok girls in captivity our military men refuse to co- operate with them, now you are saying U.S refused to sell you weapon to get rid of Boko Haram. Right now we don’t even need any weapon from U.S we can defeat Boko Haram if we are serious not by playing politics.

  5. otibe otibe

    November 11, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Well based on their prediction that 2015 nigeria will been divided they known much .aboutoko haram i strongly beliebed their are the sponsor of boko haram. God. Of possibility will make things to become possible that is my prayer for nigeria

  6. otibe otibe

    November 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    IWell based on their pridiction that 2015 nigeria will be divided i strongly believed they are the sponsor of boko haram god of possibility will not let their prediction come to passed that is my prayer for this great country nigeria

  7. Denis Ray Ogosi

    November 11, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    To kill a dog you give it a bad name, Nigerians should be wise in the face of international politics and terrorism, in this present dispensation where America is colonizing countries indirectly and causing mayhem across the globe in other to control their countries natural resources.

    Nigeria should read thoroughly about the break up of the then Soviet Union how the U.S trained terrorist group to over throw the system, the Muljahaddin ever heard of them??? so predicting the disintegration of Nigeria years ago that the country will disintegrate in 2015, what have they been doing behind the scene? do they have this wonderful crystal ball that told them so? ah yes they saw through the crystal ball the fall of Iraq (Saddam), Libya (Gadaffi), Egypt (Mubarak) etc just mention but a few.

    The wishful crying of the Ambassador that the U.S are not willing to sell deadly weapons to Nigeria should be ignored, a sad and pathetic excuse… Remember the inception of the Ebola saga in Nigeria?, they did the same regarding the Test Drug for EBOLA which they refused to give to Nigeria, what was the actual reason behind such blatant, awful and shameful refusal? ever thought of it? but what happened after that, God intervened and Nigeria beat Ebola.

    Nigeria can of course get any weapon they desire from Russia, China etc, why look to the U.S, inviting the same people who predicted your disintegration in 2015 over security issue is it not madness? as far as am concerned, the leadership of Nigeria knows exactly what they are doing dining with America, they thought Ebola will be as worse as it is in Sierra Leone to help them further their agenda, but hey God is on the thrown…

    In this issue of weapons, The U.S will give a seemingly valid excuse not to sell weapons to Nigeria, because the prediction has to come true isnt it? how best will that come true? by not supporting the country, and if anything should happen in Nigeria, there they come rushing in with open hands to give aids to the country and get payments by control of our natural resources, as simple as A B C…. Shame on them…

  8. Mon

    November 12, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    How do anyone expect USA to sell weapons which will be use to kill their mercenary, na America created the Boko Haram.

  9. Observer

    November 12, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    Well said Denis Ray Ogosi. Makes alot of sense. But on the flipside wouldn’t it be ok for Nigeria to be split amicably before it disintegrate as predicted by the Yanks. Too many ethnic groups to control therefore causing tribalism and lots of problems. Secondly it is too big a country to preside by one person. Lets have regional rule as was before gowon deregulation
    or let each states become a nation and manage its resources accordingly. Enough of this pretentious governance as if we’re developed enough to correct the past mistakes of the colonial rule where all sorts of tribes were lumped together.

  10. Uchenna O

    November 12, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    How can u expect a man that wanted a couple’s separation for his own benefit to come and settle their dispute, please let us be wise.

  11. Denis Ray Ogosi

    November 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Thank you Observer, regards to your question, Nigeria can be much more powerful and united in their differences should they chose to, splitting amicably is neither here nor there as it will only increase resentment and already heighten riff among the stake holders…

    Nigerians are their worse enemies, let me explain, lets take out the basic ingredients that are the core of rottenness in the fabric of the country, these includes,

    1.Corruption, 2. Undue Political Power. 3. Ethnicity 4. tribalism. 5. Oppression. 6. suppression 7. Religion 8. lack of autonomy just to mention but a few…

    With the above taken off from the Polity/system, can you see clearer now? do you see the picture of Nigeria? how colorful is it, vibrant isnt it? progressive, lively, ambitious, freedom, equity, rule of law, dignity in labour, national pride, economic growth, extreme confidence emanating from the youths who are the future of Nigeria, the feeling of oneness, respect and more appreciation of our diversity etc..

    Far fetched you said? I agree with you only in the case of Nigeria, this is because we have sown seeds of corruption which breeds rottenness and death as our foundation, the fruits of which will be maggots and worms afflicting the system. take America, Australia, India, even china as case study, these countries have diversities much more than Nigeria, oh! they have more population than Nigeria too… yet they are not confused as Nigeria as to who they are, what they are about, the purpose of their union etc…

    Everything we do in Nigeria from governance, policing, banking, telecommunication, farming to socializing are copied from an extreme developed system of the western world, it is rightly assumed that anything copied must be a direct replica of the original isnt it? yet in the case of Nigeria all things copied is corrupted and a direct opposite of the original. take time and study them…

    Should more powers be decentralized to the states in terms of more control in their economy, policing, social structure etc just like in the United States whose model we copied in the first place, Nigeria will be a better place, each state has to control their economic resources, that way people wont be killing each other in the central (federal) to control it for their own greed…

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