US dealer, Nigerien in court over Nigeria’s arms deal

Nigerian Judges in preparation for a trial

A Nigerien Hima Aboubakar and a United States arms dealer Ara Dolarin are currently in court over a $246 million (N77.55 billion) Nigerian arms procurement contract – Aboubakar filed a suit against the US-based dealer before a court in California.

The Nigerien alleged that Dolarian failed to ship bombs and rockets worth $8.6 million (N2.7 billion) to the Nigerian military A Nigerien Hima Aboubakar and a United States arms dealer Ara Dolarin are currently in court over a $246 million (N77.55 billion) Nigerian arms procurement contract, Punch reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that the contract which was approved in 2014 was meant for supply of weapons, helicopters, bombs and ammunition to be used in the fight against insurgency in the North-East.

However, the contract packed up a year after and the arms were never delivered which led the Aboubakar filing a suit against the US-based dealer before a court in California.

Source: NAIJ.com

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