The ban by Russia was taken after the U.S. and other countries and global bodies sanctioned Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.
IPOB had sued the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin over the sale of the fighter jets to Nigeria.
“Whether it’s terrorism, whether it’s banditry and criminality, whether it’s piracy. All of these are real challenges.”
The U.S. accused some countries like Nigeria of using the pandemic as a disguise to restrict rights and enshrine authoritarian rule.