Who Is Sending The Guns to Nigeria
Ordinarily, I wouldn't bother my readers with this disturbing material if not for two reasons.
One is the fast unfolding situation in the country and its current state of insecurity. I feel it is the responsibility of the press to inform Nigerians, as much as possible, such that the nation is either rescued by its vigilance or destroyed its complicity and inaction.
Two, its message is coming from a neutral source, from a foreigner who is not a native of Nigeria. With the umpire adjudged impartial, his verdict, even if it does not differ from ours, stands a better chance of acceptance.
Who is sending the guns to Nigeria?
By Osae Brown
As Nigerians were on the street protesting over fuel subsidy removal, a British based man was being arraigned in UK over the shipping of 80,000 rifles and pistols and 32 million rounds of ammunition to Nigeria. The shipment included 40,000 AK47 assault rifles, 30,000 rifles and 10,000 9mm pistols.
According to a report by the BBC, the man whose name is Gary Hyde, shipped these huge arm cache without receiving permission from the relevant government department in the UK.
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