Is this Boko Haram (Islamic militant group) at work again?
According to news report of the new aviation measures from the United States:
“All travellers to the US will be affected and not just travellers from Nigeria and 13 other countries that were short listed by the US last January as either “sponsors of state terrorism” or “countries of interest”.
Travellers from the 14 will no longer automatically face extra security screening before they fly to the US, Reuters said yesterday.
Announcing the new measures yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, said the Transportation Security Administration will begin the new enhanced security measures for all air carriers with international flights to the US.
The new terror-screening strategy is as a result of a review ordered by President Barack Obama.
This video clip tracks the blame-game following the failed terror attack involving Nigerian Umar Abdulmutallab. Take a look:
Video updates from Nigeria, the terror suspect may have disowned his father before the attempt.
Another dent to an already deformed Nigerian facade occurred late on Christmas day when a man attempted to blow up a plane in Detroit USA. The man — or terrorist, is supposedly Nigerian, meaning he carries a Nigerian passport. Abdul Mudallad (or Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab), 23-year-old engineering student at the University College of London, originally boarded in Nigeria before stopping in Amsterdam on the way to Detroit aboard Northwest Flight 253. Mudallad reportedly works with Al Qaeda.