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#IPOB: US court summons Secretary of State, Blinken for selling fighter jets to Nigeria



A United States District Courtroom of the District of Columbia has summoned Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken following a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB in opposition to the sale of fighter jets to Nigeria.

IPOB had sued the U.S. Secretary of State and Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin over the sale of assault planes, arguing that the conflict machines can be weaponised in opposition to the lots against President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities.

“President Buhari’s intends to make use of the Tremendous Tucano superior weapons to kill and maim Biafrans and destroy their property in his ongoing genocide carried out by Fulani managed safety forces responsible of atrocious human rights violations,” IPOB had stated in a July 31 criticism.

US-based constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein filed the case in a federal court docket in Washington on behalf of the group and 10 unidentified people from Nigeria.

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The court docket summons obtained by Peoples Gazette reads partly; “Inside 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you acquired it) — or 60 days in case you are the US or a United States company, or an officer or worker of the US described in Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 (a)(2) or (3) — you have to serve on the plaintiff a solution to the connected criticism or a movement beneath Rule 12 of the Federal Guidelines of Civil Process”.

Buhari had ordered 12 A-29 Tremendous Tucano fighter jets to deal with the continuing conflict in opposition to Boko Haram. Six of the planes have been delivered in July. Six extra jets are anticipated in a deal of about $600 million authorized by former President Donald Trump.

The U.S. Air Pressure Fighters and Advance Plane Directorate had informed Nigeria that its 6 Tucano jet fighters can be prepared for supply by October.


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