Nigeria (2013)

Quds Force Operational Infrastructure Exposed in Nigeria

  • In February 2013, Nigerian security services exposed a local cell handled by the Iranian Quds Force.
  • The cell was headed by Abdullahi Mustapha Berende, who visited Iran twice and underwent military training in weapons and explosives.
  • The cell, headed by Berende, collected operational intelligence on various targets in Lagos, including U.S. and western tourist and entertainment sites; Israeli commercial companies; a Jewish cultural center; information about the Sultan of Sokoto Ibrahim Dasuki and the former Nigerian president Ibrahim Babangida who have ties to the West.

Photo: Abdullahi Mustapha Berende