- US lawmaker Darrel Issah made this known while fielding questions from journalists after meeting with Nigeria military Service Chiefs in Abuja yesterday.
- The United State of America has begun the process of lifting its restriction on the sale of military equipment to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram terrorists.
- Issah led a delegation of the US Congress Judicial Committee in a closed door meeting with the security chiefs at the National Defence College (NDC).
- He told journalist that the restriction on the sale of military equipment to Nigeria because of the conditionality of the Leahy law will no longer deter the US from supporting Nigeria as they fight Boko Haram terrorists.
He said: “So the process has began to lift restriction under the Leahy law but the vast majority of the support US provides will be given regardless of the restrictions. “The fact is that this new regime with the new general staff have began the process of ensuring that the military’s professionalism in the battle field is made in a way that we all can be confident that the rule of law is followed,” he said.