By Lucy Adautin
US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken will arrive Nigeria today as he is expected to meet President Bola Tinubu.
Blinken is the highest-ranking official of the President Joe Biden administration.
He is on official visit to sub-Saharan Africa as Nigeria battles terrorism in the Northeast and Northwest, thus, it is expected that the two countries will discuss possible security assistance from the United States.
Nigeria received its first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano planes four years after the United States agreed to sell the light attack aircraft to fight insurgents.
Blinken is expected to discuss human rights issues during his visit, especially in the wake of a judicial panel report which indicted the police and the army of firing on protesters in Lagos last year in what it called a “massacre.”