Noting he received help from Israel’s Mossad, the wanted Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu said, “I owe my survival to the State of Israel.”
JERUSALEM — Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu announced that he is in Israel a year after he disappeared from his home in southeast Nigeria.
Kanu has been campaigning for an independent state called Biafra in south-eastern Nigeria.
A video live-streamed on Friday on social media showed him praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, wearing a kipa and tallit.
Kanu claims the Igbo people, who are the majority in southeast Nigeria, are a lost tribe of Israel and that he will lead them to the promised land of Biafra. Continue Reading »
Israel has sent intelligence experts to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.
Nigerian soldiers sent to fight Boko Haram Islamists, May 22, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS
The team, which the official said included people experienced in dealing with hostage situations, will join a growing international effort to track down the children.
“These are not operational troops, they’re there to advise,” the Israeli official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue Reading »
Prime Minister Netanyahu promises the Nigerian president that Israel is willing to help with the return of 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Al Qaeda linked Boko Haram terror group.
By Ari Yashar
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu offered on Sunday to help Nigeria in trying to recover roughly 300 Christian schoolgirls, who were kidnapped by the Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Boko Haram.
“Israel expresses its deep shock at the crime against the girls,” Netanyahu reportedly said by phone to Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, while on an official visit to Japan.
“We are prepared to help in locating the girls and to fight the cruel terror which has struck you,” pledged Netanyahu. Continue Reading »
The Iranian sponsors requested that the terrorists identify & gather intel on prominent hotels frequented by Americans & Israelis, and to provide specific details on the following targets: Zim Shipping Company & the Jewish Cultural Centre (Chabad) in Lagos.
Nigerian investigators have uncovered a plot by terrorists to attack Israeli and American tourists and businesspeople visiting the country. The group was also responsible for murdering a former top military official. Among their targets was a Chabad House, officials said.
The gang of three terrorists were arrested Wednesday night, among them the leader of the group. A fourth suspect is being sought. Continue Reading »
New Yorker’s documentary takes in-depth look at the Igbo tribe in Nigeria & their path at rediscovering their Jewish heritage
By Tali Farkash
A new documentary by New Yorker Jeff Lieberman called Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria is taking an in depth look into one of the most unique ‘Jewish’ communities in the world: The Igbos of Nigeria.
Lieberman’s film is a rare testimonial to the daily life of a group that for years has been living off the official Jewish radar and in a political atmosphere of massacres between Christians and Muslims with the constant threat of destruction over their heads. Continue Reading »
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