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"What legal authority does an enhanced individual like Wanda Maximoff have to operate in Nigeria?"
―News Reports[src]

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country located in West Africa.


Steel Serpent's Sales

Kano, Ijebu Ode and Buguma were the hometowns of some of the Hand's clients that bought their Steel Serpent using the Rand Enterprises' resources.[1]

Attack on the IFID Headquarters

"What we've got here is some hard intel on an ex-HYDRA operative working his way toward Lagos, Nigeria."
Sam Wilson to Steve Rogers[src]

Sam Wilson looking out on Lagos

In 2016, Crossbones and his mercenaries traveled to Lagos to steal a biological weapon from the Institute for Infectious Diseases, however, he was found by the Avengers. Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanoff, and Wanda Maximoff arrived and positioned themselves, observing the scene. After noticing an incoming garbage truck was quickly approaching the IFID, Wilson deployed Redwing only to realize the truck was a battering ram.

Crossbones's men storm the IFID Headquarters

By then, however, the truck had driven through the entrance and Rumlow's mercenaries had opened fire on security guards. As poisonous gas slowly flooded the building, Rumlow quietly made his way to the third floor and found the bioweapon he was looking for. The Avengers then converged on the building and proceeded to take out several of the mercenaries. Falcon used the Redwing to find and confirm Rumlow's location before informing Rogers.

Using her powers to lift Rogers onto the third floor, Maximoff then focused on venting the gas out into the open air while the others proceeded to deal with the remaining mercenaries. Rogers searched for Rumlow only to learn that he had already left. Romanoff managed to intercept Rumlow and tried to electrocute him only to learn he can no longer feel pain. He then threw a grenade at her, but she used a dead mercenary's body to shield herself from the blast. Rumlow escaped, but not before entrusting the bioweapon to one of his men.

Wilson, Maximoff, and Romanoff set out to retrieve the bioweapon, and Romanoff managed to locate it and confronted the mercenaries tasked with maintaining it. When they threatened to kill everyone in the surrounding area unless she surrendered, she reluctantly complied. Redwing suddenly appeared and subdued them while Romanoff secured the bioweapon.

Wanda Maximoff in the wake of the destruction

Meanwhile, Rogers managed to subdue Rumlow and began pressing him for information as to the identity of the person who ordered him to obtain the bioweapon. Rumlow then mentioned Rogers’ best friend, taking advantage of Rogers' stunned reaction to activate a suicide bomb attached to his vest, intent on taking Rogers with him. Maximoff managed to contain the explosion around Rumlow and tried to move the blast away from innocent bystanders. However, she moved it too close to a nearby building and inadvertently destroyed it, killing numerous civilians and 11 relief aid Wakandan workers.[2]

Rescue of Nakia

Black Panther fighting human traffickers

On his way home, T'Challa and Okoye flew in a Royal Talon Fighter to the Sambisa Forest, hoping to extract Nakia from her undercover assignment with missing Chibok girls held captive by terrorists. T'Challa dropped from the Fighter, throwing EMP Beads, which attached themselves to the terrorists' cars and disabled them. T'Challa then hid in a tree as the terrorists got out of their vehicles. Leaping from his hiding spot, T'Challa engaged the terrorists, the Panther Habit absorbing all their fire.

Black Panther greeting Nakia on his mission

He took them out with ease, and Nakia stepped out to help in the fight. She prevented T'Challa from killing one of the men, who had been forced to join the terrorists against his will. T'Challa lost focus at seeing his ex-girlfriend again, and a terrorist took advantage of the moment, threatening to shoot one of the girls if T'Challa moved. Okoye, however, took out the final man, having expected T'Challa to freeze and dropped down herself to help.

Nakia tells the captives to go home

Nakia was frustrated at T'Challa for ruining her assignment, but he informed her of his father's death and the fact that he would be crowned tomorrow and wanted her to be there. Okoye, meanwhile, freed the Chibok girls and sent them off safely, warning them not to speak of the events that just unfolded.[3]



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