U.S. Secretary Of State, Blinken To Arrive Nigeria Today


United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken will arrive in Nigeria today, November 18.

This comes after his first stop in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday. He will arrive Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

Blinken is the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit sub-Saharan Africa since January.

With Nigeria facing terrorism in the Northeast and Northwest, it is expected that the two will discuss possible security assistance from the United States of America.

In July, Nigeria received its first six A-29 Super Tucano planes, four years after the United States agreed to sell the light attack aircraft to fight insurgents.

It is also expected that Blinken will touch on human rights issues during his visit especially in the wake of a judicial panel report which indicted the Nigeria Police and the Army of firing on protesters in Lagos last year in what is called a “massacre.”

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