To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on the means by which Fulani herders in Nigeria come into possession of sophisticated weaponry.
10 September 2018
We assess that where sophisticated weaponry is being used by Fulani herders and others in Nigeria, it is frequently acquired by illicit means. We do not have evidence of the source of the weaponry being used, which varies widely. Our assessment is that it is a combination of items manufactured locally, transported from other parts of Nigeria, or smuggled in from other countries.