Breaking : US petitioned over alleged supply of arms to Boko Haram by Turkey
By Steve Oko
A US-based lawyer and rights activist, Emmanuel Ogebe, has filed a petition to the United States of America over alleged arms supply to Boko Haram terrorist organisation by Turkey.
According to Ogebe, President Edorgan of Turkey is one of those supplying Boko Haram with arms.
In a petition to the US Congress wired via a US Congress man, Chris Smith, the lawyer alleged that a Turkish aircraft was directed to airlift arms to Nigeria for Boko Haram.
According to the petition made available to Wawa News Global, discussions between the airline manager and government officials were intercepted by an Egyptian Intelligence.
Below is the full text of the letter :
“Dear Congressman Chris Smith,
I trust you are well.
“I am writing to inform you of a potential aider and abetter of Boko Haram’s terrorism and to request your referral of this complaint and violation to the relevant US authorities for sanctions.
“You will recall that your human rights committee and myself were instrumental to the Foreign Terrorist Designation of Boko Haram in November 2013. Last year the US Government further designated ISWA (Islamic State in West Africa) as an FTO.
During the House Foreign Affairs hearing jointly held by the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Human Rights and the subcommittee on Terrorism and Non-proliferation where the FTO was announced by the Obama administration, you stated that during our trip to Nigeria you found that Boko Haram is a very sophisticated organization whose activities are not limited to Nigeria. “Their actions prove their participation in the global jihad movement that wages violent war world wide.”
“An Egyptian TV program has again drawn attention to a concern I raised in testify before your committee of evidence that Turkish Airlines surreptitiously flies armament into Nigeria. As a business operating in the US, I once again urge for proper scrutiny, investigation and sanctions as necessary. As we approach the sixth anniversary of the FTO designation of Boko Haram, it is important that those sanctions be enforced especially as Turkey’s current onslaught on the Kurds could potentially recalibrate ISIS which already has a West African phalanx in Nigeria.
“Please find below the concerning report and a rough transcription.
Thank you for your kind attention.
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