9 September 2011
The then Minister [deleted] told the former American Ambassador to Nigeria [deleted] that the Nigeria's acquisition of military hardware at the heat of its dispute with Cameron over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula were in response to the arming of Cameroon by France, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cables posted by Wikileaks.
The revelations were contained in two separate cables created between 2001 and 2002 and sent to the
United State government from . Abuja
XX, who was described in one of the cables as a "close confidante" of the then President Olusegun Obasanjo, was said to be emphatic about
France's machination against Nigeria and noted that the arms supplied by included aircraft, amphibious crafts, and munitions. France