Nigeria ambassador blasts US for refusing arms sales to fight Boko Haram

November 11, 2014 11:11 AM

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Nigeria ambassador blasts US for refusing arms sales to fight Boko Haram

JOHANNESBURG – Nigeria's ambassador to the United States has castigated Washington for refusing to sell "lethal weapons" to fight his country's Islamic uprising, saying the extremists otherwise would have been defeated long ago.

Ambassador Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye accused the United States of letting down an old ally in its hour of need. And he said Nigeria's people and government feel abandoned by America.

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