Diaspora group petitions UN over $9.3m arms deal, Boko Haram sponsors

As discourse over the purported $9.3 million arms deal continues to rage, a diaspora group, the Nigeria Unite Group, has petitioned the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the suspicious deal, insisting that evidences, from narration on the matter, point to criminality and foul play.

A copy of the petition dated September 25, 2014, and co-signed by Mohammed Hussaini and Francis John from the international secretariat of the group, averred that the arms deal was a total violation of the principles enshrined in the global Arms Trade Treaty, ATT.

“Although the government has admitted knowledge of the deal, it has denied any complicity in the attempt to commit a crime,” read the petition.

“However, in court papers, the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa submitted evidence that Tier One, the company that Nigeria claimed to have an arms import deal with was not registered with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee and was thus not ‎authorised to enter into any agreements regarding the sale and/or rental military equipment.

“This is a total violation of the principles enshrined in the global Arms Trade Treaty, ATT. Moreover, the explanations given by the two Nigerians and one Israeli arrested by the South African investigators is flawed and riddled with discrepancies,” the group said.

While asking three probing questions ‎on why the money wasn’t channelled through an appropriate manner; why the Nigerian government was trying to cover up the arms contract with an unauthorised agency; and where were the arms to be purchased from and to whom were they meant; the group urged the UN to act swiftly on its petition for Nigerians to know the truth.

Drawing a parallel between the recent revelations by an Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, and the botched arms deal, the Nigeria Unite Group urged the UN to take urgent and holistic measures to investigate these issues for the peace and security of Nigeria.

“We demand for a full, urgent and independent investigation by the UN into the $9.3 million arms deal which is both suspicious and flawed by all international standards of arms sales.

“We demand a full and independent UN investigation into the questions of those named as the sponsors of the Boko Haram‎ insurgency,” the group said.


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