1984 THE DIKKO AFFAIR
The Dikko Affair was a JOINT NIGERIAN-ISRAELI ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP UMARU DIKKO , a former Nigerian civilian government minister living IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 1984, and secretly transport him back to Nigeria in a diplomatic bag. The plot was foiled because Dikkos secretary saw Dikko being kidnapped and quietly informed the Police.Though Israel, at the time, did not have formal diplomatic relations with Nigeria, there were less visible Covert ties between the two nations.Israel imported Nigerian Oil and exported Arms to Nigeria
2001 BOKO HARAM STARTED
The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad — better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram , “Western education is sinful”) — is an Islamic jihadist and takfiri militant and terrorist organization based in the northeast of Nigeria, north Cameroon and Niger. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001, the organisation seeks to establish a“pure” Islamic state ruled by sharia law, putting a stop to what it deems “Westernization. The group is known for attacking Christians and government targets, bombing churches, attacking schools and police stations, kidnapping western tourists, but has also assassinated members of the Islamic establishment. Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated
10,000 deaths between 2001 and 2013.
Mohammed Yusuf himself was something of an enigma. Analysts say he was extremely wealthy and highly educated.“He is graduate educated and very proficient in English,” says Nigerian academic Hussain Zakaria. He lives lavishly – people say he drives a Mercedes Benz. And he is very well-educated in a Western context.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8172270.stm Sounds like a perfect CIA pasty
2012 ———40,000 AK47 ASSAULT RIFLES, 30,000 OTHER RIFLES, 10,000 9MM PISTOLS AND 32M ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION ALMOST MAKE IT TO NIGERIA
An arms dealer who arranged to sell 80,000 AK47 assault rifles and 32 million rounds of ammunition to Nigeria has been jailed for seven years, just months after a judge threw the case out of court. GARY HYDE , 42, oversaw the £800,000 shipment of tens of thousands of assault rifles, 9mm pistols, rifles, and bullets, from China to Africa in 2007.HYDE SMUGGLED 40,000 AK47 ASSAULT RIFLES, 30,000 OTHER RIFLES, 10,000 9MM PISTOLS AND 32M ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION.
Hyde, who was director of York Guns Ltd and Jago Ltd, based in Britain, brokered the deal alongside German businessman Karl Kleber, the owner of Transarms Handelgesellschaft, based in Worms, in Germany.They dealt with two Irish men, Brendan Cahill and Neil Murray, who represented the Polish companies Deftech Ltd and Pinimi Ltd, which were acting for the Nigerian purchaser.
The guns had originally been expected to come from Chinese firm China Jing An Import and Export Corp, but the deal fell through and HYDE AND KLEBER TURNED TO ANOTHER CHINESE FIRM, POLY TECHNOLOGIES INC.Commission agreements were signed for Hyde on behalf of a company called EWH Consultancy Ltd, which had been incorporated by Hyde in the British Virgin Islands in 2004. The sole shareholder of EWH was Hyde’s WHEK Trust. DECEMBER 2013 THE TELEGRAPH http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9724037/Arms-dealer-who-tried-to-ship-80000-guns-to-Nigeria-jailed-for-seven-years.html
INCIDENTALLY THE NIGERIAN GOVT DID NOT MAKE ANY INQUIRY OR OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT THE WHOLE INCIDENT
NOV 2013 ——-ELBIT SYSTEMS OF ISRAEL BEGINS 40 MILLION DOLLAR SPY POST IN NIGERIA ISRAEL NIGERIA SIGN AIR SERVICE AGREEMENT
As the world battles the American government over its invasive Prism project that has snooped on Americans and other world leaders, workers of Israeli defence electronics firm, Elbit Systems, have quietly landed in Abuja, to install a comprehensive spying facility that will help the Nigerian government spy on all online activities by its citizens.The installation will go ahead despite public outcry and an ongoing legislative probe of the project that followed the leak of the contract by this newspaper, long before Edward Snowden exposed America’s Prism.Elbit announced it won the contract back in April, in a global press release, where its general manager, Yehuda Vered, opaquely announced that “Elbit Systems will supply its Wise Intelligence Technology (WiT) system to an unnamed country in Africa under a new $40 million contract … for Intelligence Analysis and Cyber Defense. He said the signing of a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) between both nations would undoubtedly boost such relations.