“The Nigerian government says that foreign-supplied weapons transferred from the West to the Ukrainian government have begun to proliferate in the west African region. The illegal arms have begun to “filter” to the region, Nigeria’s president said…

It marks the clearest confirmation yet that weapons intended for Ukrainian forces are exiting the country in large numbers, precisely as many observers feared given the billions of dollars worth of arms that have been pumped in over the course of the nine-month war.”

Analyst Comment: This may be an intended consequence. The US government is conducting extensive anti-terror operations in Africa, and may be using Ukraine arm transfers as cover to launder weapons to groups in Africa.