Nigerian President Says United States Weapons Ban Helps ISIS Affiliate Boko Haram

Two days after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told an audience in Washington, D.C., that a refusal of the United States to provide arms to Nigerian troops benefits Boko Haram, the jihadist group based in northern Nigeria. Buhari criticized the 18-year-old U.S. law forbidding the provision of weapons to the Nigerian army because of past human rights violations.

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