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Politics EXCLUSIVE: Seized $9.3 million: Nigerian Officials Blame U.S. for Secret South Africa Arm Deal


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The Nigerian government opted for a discreet purchase of arms with cash as a desperate measure after the American government allegedly blocked all legitimate arms order made by the military, ‎high ranking military officers and top administration officials have told PREMIUM TIMES.

The Nigerian government had on Tuesday admitted that it owned the $9.3million cash smuggled into South Africa aboard a private jet and seized by the authorities of that country. The administration also confessed that it was trying to use the money to buy arms and that it had already opened talks with the South African authorities on the matter.

But multiple military and administrative officials told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that the government adopted that subterranean strategy to procure arms after American officials continued to stand in the way of legitimate arms order from America, Israel and other countries.

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SOURCE: #PremiumTimes

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