According to a study published by the UK Guardian, the British special air service and the European country’s other special forces have operated clandestinely in Nigeria and 18 other nations in the last 12 years.
It will be remembered that an SBS commando team attempted and failed to rescue a Briton and an Italian who were being held by an Islamist group in Nigeria in 2012.
The British sas also operated clandestinely in Algeria, Estonia, France, Oman, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Cyprus, Pakistan, Somalia, the Philippines, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, and Sudan.
According to the guardian uk, it gives the appearance that the prime minister and defense minister frequently send troops of the sas, special boat service, and special reconnaissance regiment on dangerous missions, mainly when Britain is not at war.
Reacting to this yesterday, a security expert, Major Bone Efoziem, retd, described the action as a breach of Nigeria’s sovereignty as a nation and an indication that the security architecture of the country was near zero.