In 2010 he visited USA to attend UN peace summit. He comes from unnamed West African region troubled by civil war and with help UN aims to stop it and stabilize his country. Such development is unacceptable for oil companies drilling oil in his country and he is therefore marked as target for assassination.
Operation Black Arrow is blown by Nikita. She saves his life and delivers him to UN.
Interestingly, Nikita mentions Division to Safwani calling it weapon of USA of which has lost control - unit called Division. General is either smart enough not to dig too deep about it or is possible target of another assassination attempt.