Tuesday, November 28, 2006

See what they did to Gaddafi...

I've never liked the man.Though one of my elder brothers had always hailed him for standing up to the Uncle Sam since my days in Elementary school, i still disliked him.That was when i had no reason to.Now, his sponsoring of a handful of rebel groups across the continent and his treatment of "black" Africans only added to my arsenal of disgust. Why is this guy always "showing" himself? Why? Each time he comes to Jolly Good Country, he brings a multitude of gun-totting thugs with him, all in the name of security.Kano, Abuja, Kaduna, Everywhere.Does it mean that we cannot take care of him? Well, i guess we just rediscovered the meaning of the word "National Pride".He tried doing it this time... needless to say his ego was bruised.This is a BBC report on what the did to him.He even treatened to walk from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to Abuja city....cant you beat that?Now, Gaddafi, go home and sulk.....

Gaddafi in Nigeria airport drama
By Alex Last
BBC News, Lagos

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been involved in a diplomatic incident as he arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for a summit.
Nigerian officials say Col Gaddafi was accompanied by more than 200 heavily armed Libyan bodyguards.
When security officers refused to allow them to keep their weapons, an argument ensued and Col Gaddafi stormed off.
Only when Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo intervened did the bodyguards agree to hand in their weapons.
Foreign ministers from Africa and Latin America have been preparing for the summit which gets under way on Thursday.
The size of Libya's delegation was not a problem, it seems, just the sheer amount of weapons and ammunition they carried.

So Nigerian security refused to let them proceed to the capital.
As arguments raged, the Libyan leader angrily set off on foot, intending to walk some 40km (25 miles) to the capital, before he was persuaded to return to the airport lounge.


By sheer coincidence, President Obasanjo was passing through the airport at the same time.
He intervened in person and proposed that the weapons could be allowed through if they were registered first.
But the Nigerians say that was rejected and the Libyan delegation threatened to fly home.
Incensed, the Nigerians said that was fine with them and told the delegation that instead of the original compromise, they could now only carry eight pistols if they wanted to enter Nigeria, like any other diplomatic security detail.
They ordered that the rest of the weaponry had to be put back on the Libyan official jet.
After a stand-off lasting several hours, the Libyans backed down and finally made their way to Nigeria's capital.

Maybe, his female bodyguards couldn't just overpower the Nigerians this time...maybe..


Chxta said...

I was so proud when I heard it. Someone needed to humiliate that guy...


Endi said...

You couldnt have been prouder than i was.They should have let him walk all the way to Abuja CityMaybe he wants to experience Nigerian blisters...living in the desert, i guess he's already used to having a peculiar kind of blisters on the soles of his feet...

Endi said...

How times change...