Skip to comments.Iran denies allegations of organizing spy cell in Nigeria
Posted on 02/23/2013 6:55:27 PM PST by Pan_Yan
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Friday Nigerian allegations that it had trained militants arrested in Nigeria on charges of planning attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets there.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said such allegations were "made up as the result of the ill will of the enemies of the two countries' good relations", Iranian state television reported.
"Iran and Nigeria have friendly and close relations and despite the vast efforts of the two countries' enemies in recent years relations and cooperations have always improved," he said.
Nigeria's secret service said on Thursday it had arrested Abdullahi Mustapha Berende and two other Nigerians in December after Berende made several suspicious trips to Iran, where he interacted with Iranians in a "high-profile terrorist network".
It said Berende and his Iranian handlers were involved in "grievous crimes" against Nigeria's national security.
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IOW, of course they’re behind it.
THIS DAY LIVE.com: "HOW RAID DISRUPTED PLOT TO BOMB LAGOS" by Chiemelle Ezeobi (SNIPPET: "A top security source confided in this newspaper that it was during interrogation that the security operatives obtained details of the planned attacks on Lagos, which include the simultaneous bombing of 16 landmarks, including public utilities that would have exacted maximum casualties in the city. The main target of the terrorists, the source added, were tank farms, which contain highly inflammable petroleum products and when bombed would aid the intensity of the explosions to increase the death toll. This is the second time in one month security agents have foiled terrorist plots to bomb targets in Lagos. Last month, three persons said to be members of a Shiite sect were arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. They were alleged to have plotted to attack some Israeli and American interests in Lagos. The group is led by a local Shiite leader from Ilorin, who received training in Iran in armed combat and the use of improvised explosive devices. The group was planning attacks on the Lagos offices of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Haifa-based ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Limited and the Jewish Cultural Centre.") (March 25, 2013) (Read More )
Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "A BRIEF UPDATE ON IRGC OFFICERS AND ASSETS IN NIGERIA" (SNIPPET: "Why was Lagos chosen in the first place? Berende confessed that Lagos was chosen for attack because the Iranians believe that Israel has an intelligence facility in the area for spying on Iran ") (February 23, 2013) (Read More )
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Speaking of Nigeria and thinking about all those dead and injured Christians by Boko Haram...
You’re welcome SunkenCiv.