- Nigeria's former foreign minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, has explained that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, was pushing for World War III
- Akinyemi, in an interview, said the Israeli leader was trying to do that by pitching the United States against Iran
- Israel on Sunday declared war on Palestine following an unprecedented attack by the Palestinian armed group Hamas on its land
Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, the former Nigeria's foreign minister, has alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, was pushing for World War III.
According to Daily Trust, the former minister disclosed this when he appeared in an interview on ARISE TV on Tuesday, October 10.
Israel going for World War III, Nigeria's ex-foreign minister
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On Sunday, October 8, Israel declared war on the Gaza Strip following an unprecedented attack by the armed group Hamas. The world has sharply shifted its eye on what would come next.
But in his reaction, Akinyemi accused Netanyahu of planning to use the war between Israel and Hamas to ignite World War III by pitching the United States against Iran.
Nigeria's ex-foreign minister speaks on World War III
Professor Akinyemi explained that:
“Netanyahu is trying to actually start a third world war by pushing America into a confrontation with Iran in this war if he could only succeed. And that is his plan to get America and Iran into a direct military confrontation, then, God help all of us.
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In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Femi Fani-Kayode, the former minister of aviation, predicted that the recent offensive by the Israelis in Gaza and Palestinians could lead to World War III.
The APC chieftain said the Israeli army could also launch an offensive attack on Southern Lebanon and occupy it.
Fani-Kayode, popularly referred to as FFK, added that Israel may launch an attack on Iran for their support for Hamas and could escalate to Arab nations.