IPOB Files Lawsuit In US To Retrieve Six Tucano Fighter Jets Sold To Nigeria

American constitutional lawyer, Bruce Fein, has mentioned {that a} go well with has been filed within the United States of America on behalf of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) towards the gross sales of six A-29 Tucano fighter jets to the Nigerian authorities.

The American IPOB lawyer mentioned the lawsuit would search to revoke the supply of the six Tucano jets bought and in addition block the remaining six from being conveyed to the nation.

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The lawyer argued that former President Donald Trump permitted the gross sales of promoting 12 Tucano army plane to Nigeria on the sum of $600 million in 2017 with out having a rethink of the human rights violations of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Fein mentioned the lawsuit was towards the manager arm of the US Government which has the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, as sealing the deal of delivering the weapons to Nigeria.

He harassed that the weapons had been meant to unleash genocidal assaults on the Biafra agitators and supporters who’re primarily from the South East of Nigeria.

This revelation was contained in a zoom assembly Fein had with the presenter of Njenje Media TV, Maazi Ezeoke and one other broadcaster often called Chidi.

“The issue dates back to 2017 that President Donald Trump approved the sale of 12 A-29 Tucano military aircraft to Nigeria for $600 million despite the fact that we have long standing amendment to making those demands to transfer those weapons to any foreign countries guilty of exigencies of human rights’ violations.

“It’s quite obvious that President Buhari’s statement continues in conducting the second version of 1967 genocide of Biafrans, that these weapons will not be used against the nation’s terrorist but will be used for genocide against Biafrans in South East.

“And the case that we have brought is against those in the executive in the United States like the Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin responsible for the delivery of the A-29 military aircraft. Six of them have been delivered, six have not been delivered.

“We believe that if we have a chance even by highlighting the weapons that President Biden administration which is professed in defending human rights than President Trump administration may well seek the return of the six A-29 Tucano military aircraft,” Fein mentioned.

He added your complete Democrats within the US are being carried alongside on the matter, including that Trump and Republicans didn’t problem the gross sales of the army gear to Nigeria.

“There is also kind of arrangement with the Democrats to stop selling weapons to Nigeria. These considerations were not available when the weapons sales were approved in 2017 because President Trump was faulted on human rights and Republicans were not going to challenge anything.

“So, the lawsuit of the delivery and sales of Tucano aircraft are in violation of the law. The lawsuit is not filed in isolation. There is a larger percentage number of Americans involved.

“(The people) reasonably fear that the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft will be used imminently to kill or maim them physically or to destroy their property. The sale is in flagrant violation of international law,” Fein mentioned.

 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on July 22 took supply of the primary batch of six A-29 Super Tucano plane from the United States.

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IPOB Files Lawsuit In US To Retrieve Six Tucano Fighter Jets Sold To Nigeria

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