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  • NigeriaWorldToday [Home] > All about Nigeria > Nigeria Purchase of Fighter Jets from Trump is a Vanity Project – Expert says

    Nigeria Purchase of Fighter Jets from Trump is a Vanity Project – Expert says


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    Some in Washington suggested that the sale is a sign of “goodwill” between the US and Nigeria; others suggest the purchase is a vanity project for the Nigerian government. Regardless of the motivations behind the sale, it’s clear that it’s ill-advised and potentially counterproductive.

    As Atta Barkindo, a researcher on Boko Haram, notes, “fighting extremism” and ensuring stability “is about more than fighting Boko Haram… it’s about engaging with people on the ground; working with local imams and the population” a process that the Super-T’s will be of little use in.


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