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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.
A year earlier, two of Mr Gaddafi's bodyguards were taken into custody for attacking several French police officers after they stopped him for speeding on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
They were released after Libyan diplomats apologised. Mr Gaddafi was also detained, but was released because he had diplomatic immunity.
After repeated assassination attempts, his paranoia and unpredictability had made him one of the most difficult targets in the world. He travelled only in a convoy, periodically ordering it to stop to allow him to change transport. A trick invented by President Saddam Hussein of Iraq as early as 1970 when he was still Mr Deputy.
Abd al-Muhaymen, a Libyan fundamentalist who had trained and fought in Afghanistan, thus having access to CIA and British intelligence who organised the Afghan Mujahedine operations at the time, was in charge of assassinating Gaddafi.
Mr Shayler said Abd al-Muhaymen was to detonate a bomb under Gaddafi's car, but the bomb went off under the wrong car killing his body guards and civilian bystanders.
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