Wikileaks identified the US embassy in Nigeria as a forward operating base for wide and far reaching acts of subversion against Nigeria which include but not limited to eavesdropping on Nigerian government communication, financial espionage on leading Nigerians, support and funding of subversive groups and insurgents, sponsoring of divisive propaganda among the disparate groups of Nigeria and the use of visa blackmail to induce and coerce high ranking Nigerians into acting in favor of US interests.
What is the problem in Nigeria?
Nigeria’s army says suspected Boko Haram sect members have gruesomely killed nine builders in a northeastern city.
Spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said Monday that the assailants cut their victims’ throats in a late Sunday night attack in the city of Maiduguri. He said one man was found Monday still breathing even as he bled from the neck.
The army has blamed the attack on “terrorists,” which is how they often refer to a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram.
Matthew Okoye, a neighbor, said he saw 14 bodies. He said some of the victims were from Nigeria’s predominantly Christian south.
Officials have underreported casualties before for fear of reprisals, especially when attacks involve people of differing religions.
Authorities have blamed Boko Haram for more than 620 deaths this year alone.
On June 18, 2012 Boko Haram claimed responsibility for three deadly attacks on churches that left at least 52 people dead and 131 others wounded.
Abubakar Shekau, who leads the militant group, with Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid el Barnawi (both with suspected ties with a branch of al-Qaeda) were listed as terrorists by the United States last week.
The Nigerian government has given the U.S. the authority to conduct strikes against the group on Nigerian soil in an US State department letter.
The Nigeria Guardian called the move by Nigeria “a tacit partial surrender of the nation’s sovereignty to the United States of America.”
The letter from Nigeria will open the West African nation up to drone strikes by the U.S. on Nigerian soil.