Botched $5.7million Arms Deal :Nigeria’s NSA Confirms Transaction ,Says It’s Legitimate



Nigeria’s National Security Adviser , NSA Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has confirrned a “business transaction” between a South African company and another company in Nigeria “ actually took place.”
South Africa’s City Press on Monday exposed the botched arms deal and the eventual seizure of $5.7 million belonging to Nigeria by South African authorities.
The NSA’s spokesman, Mr Karounwi Adekunle in his reaction said the transaction was legitimate “We want to state clearly that a business transaction actually took place between a legitimate company in Nigeria and another legitimate one in South Africa through the bank.
“In the course of events, the South African company could not perform and decided to refund the money. What is illegimate in this transaction done through the bank? “
Also, the NSA said darkly,“Nigeria provides the enabling environment for South African companies like MTN, DSTV and a host of others to do business unhindered. It is our hope that South Africa would reciprocate this noble gesture.
He vowed that “There is no alternative, we must win the war against insurgency, irrespective of the demeaning activities of fifth columnists.”
Newsdiaryonline had reported Monday night the unease and frustration within Nigeria’s official quarters over the growing revelations over Nigeria’s arms deal by South Africa.PRNigeria had in a news release reported the disquiet and concern by Nigerian government and officials on Monday.