Dikko kidnap

Nigerian govt "hired Mossad agents to kidnap exile in London"

The Observer, July 8 1984

The two Israeli mercenaries who led the kidnapping of the former Nigerian minister, Dr Umaru Dikko, in London this week are now believed to have flown into England illegally on Wednesday night.
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Dikko - the man who stole too much and knew too much

The Observer, July 8 1984
with Richard Hall

Colonel Aliyu Mohammed, a small, compact and unassuming-looking man, is director of Nigeria's military security service. At present in London on a defence course, he should by rights have been excellently placed to pick up rumours of the kidnapping of Nigeria's most wanted man.
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The inside story of the plot to kidnap Dikko

The Observer, July 15 1984
with Richard Hall and Cameron Duodu

The plan to kidnap Umar Dikko originated in the lonely darkness of a Lagos jail.

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Nigerian kidnap suspect tries to avoid court

The Observer, January 20 1985

A Nigerian intelligence officer accused of trying to kidnap Mr Umaru Dikko is attempting to avoid his Old Bailey trial next month by reviving his claim for diplomatic immunity.

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