While the battle for American West Africa had already started, Sayeed was going to use his American enemies for one nefarious purpose against the Chinese forces that held Nigeria, block their escape to the west. With the GLA holding all the territory surrounding Nigeria, the only way out of the country for the Chinese was by sea. As such, Sayeed ordered the execution of Operation Spoon, the invasion of Chinese holdings in West Africa.
The entire 3rd Hornet Army, comprised of 150,000 vehicles & 103,125 soldiers and split into 15 regions spread across Niger and Chad, had been assembled to wipe out the Chinese influence in West Africa. However, due to Nigeria being one of the most populated nations in Africa, it was going to be a long fight as the country had many locations that needed to be secured, including the oil fields of Aba and Ozombe. With the command given, the invasion began as they rolled across the border. The defence by Prince Kassad was over, the offence by Sayeed Al-Musari had begun.
14 of the 15 regions had been paired up as they swiftly headed to their respective targets, while the 15th was kept in reserve as reinforcements.
The invaders were surprised to find that they were having luck very similar to that of those performing Operation Fork. The cities they drove through were either deserted or so lightly defended that there was no point in the Chinese wasting their time trying to stop such overwhelming numbers. The acting commander decided to split his forces and bring in the reserves, they were to mop up as much of the remaining cities as possible, as swiftly as possible. With confidence in their minds and mirth in their hearts, the army continued its path south towards the Niger Delta and its rich oil fields.