This young man has brought a lot of shame to his family, his home state, Nigerian moslems, Nigerians, Africa and the black race in general
Islamic group condemns attempted attack – Nigeria’s highest Islamic body has condemned a failed attempt by a Nigerian suspect to blow up a US airliner, saying it appeared to be an isolated case. ‘We are embarrassed by this incident and we strongly condemn the alleged action by this young man,’ Lateef Adegbite, secretary general of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, told Agence France-Presse on Sunday.
‘But it should be seen as an isolated incident,’ he added.
‘We do not think that there is any organised Islamic group in Nigeria that is inclined to such a criminal and violent act. We condemn such an extreme viewpoint and action.’Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, son of a prominent Nigerian banker, is charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight as it was coming into Detroit airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day.
Press Release: ANAC Abhors Attempted Terror Attack on the US
Atlanta, GA – December 26th, 2009 – All Nigeria American Congress (ANAC)and its constituency of Nigerians in the international community, stand together in denouncing the attempted terror attack over the Christmas holidays by Mr. Umar Farouk Abdul Muttalab, who according to reports happens to be a Nigerian engineering student in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Muttalab’s actions are in no way reflective of our feelings towards our host countries, in fact, we have assimilated well into our new communities and most of us have been model citizens in said communities.
As with everyone else, we will continue to monitor the developments in this story and will release additional statements as deemed necessary.
Public Relations Committee Chairman
STATEMENT ON THE ATTEMPTED BOMBING OF NORTHWEST FLIGHT 253 BY UMAR FAROUK ABDUL MUTALLAB
World Igbo Congress, on behalf of all Igbo in the Diaspora is shocked by the attempted bombing of Northwest Airline Flight 253 by Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab said to be a Nigerian. World Igbo Congress condemns this act of terrorism. The Igbo occupy most of southeastern region of Nigeria and are an entirely Christian people who value life and property.
World Igbo Congress wishes to dissociate its people from all acts of terrorism and wanton destruction of life and property in the name of extreme religious doctrines. World Igbo Congress calls on the Nigerian government, the United States of America and all well-meaning peoples of the world to investigate this act in all its ramifications in order to forestall such occurrences in the future.
World Igbo Congress pledges its support for the war on terrorism and calls on all Nigerians to step up all efforts in this direction.
Joe Nze Eto Chief Cyril Nwaguru
WIC Chairman Secretary General
NIDOA denounce the action of a suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab
Nigerians In the Diaspora Organization (NIDO-A) wants to make known its position as the leading organization of Diaspora Nigerians in the Americas, and to the people of the United States of America that NIDO-A in the harshest of terms condemn and denounce the action by a Nigerian passenger suspected to be a terrorist – identified as one Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam.
He allegedly attempted to start a fire as the plane prepared to land in Detroit on Christmas day – Friday, December 25, 2009 – according to authorities. The incident has sparked major international terrorism investigations.
NIDO-A believes that complete and thorough investigations by all relevant authorities must be concluded and justice served. NIDO-A wants to reiterate our belief that terrorism is an alien concept to the people of Nigeria therefore we categorically reject terrorism in any form. NIDO-A is relieved that the plot did not succeed and that no lives lost.
NIDO-A stands ready and willing to do its part in guaranteeing the safety of live and property at all times any where in the world.
Public Relation Office
Nido Americas, Inc.
Press Release on Nigeria Terrorism
December 26 2009
It is with the deepest horror and disbelief that we watched as news of the attempted terrorist attack on a United States Airliner by a Nigerian terrorist was relayed over the airwaves on Christmas day, 2009. We join the Government and people of the United States and the free world in condemning in the strongest terms this dastardly act by the Nigerian terrorist.
The Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE), on behalf of the government and people of Biafra, wishes to categorically and unequivocally dissociate itself from this despicable act by the Nigerian terrorist and to express our support for and solidarity with the Government and people of the United States.
We also wish to make it perfectly clear that for years BGIE has been warning the governments of the free world through our radio broadcasts, the Voice of Biafra International (VOBI), that Nigeria is a terrorist state, a hotbed of terrorism and Islamic Jihadism directed especially against the Christian people of Biafra; but that the Nigeria terrorists will ultimately spread their tentacles to Europe and the United States. We are deeply saddened that these warnings appear not to have been heeded.
We are relieved and at the same time delighted that the terrorist attack failed and that no American citizens or other innocent passengers were seriously injured or killed in this brazen act of madness.
Once again we urge the United States government and the governments of the free world to recognize that, as presently constituted, “Nigeria” forces together nations and their peoples who do not share similar visions and ways of life. The Nation of Biafra and her people do not support terrorism, are not anti-Western civilization or anti-world or anti-humanity. The Nation and people of Biafra are not at war with the US or the Western world or with any other countries for that matter. We believe that it is time for, and in the best interest of, the US and the World, to permit an enabling environment whereby the nation of Biafra can separate out of Nigeria in order to stand alone in her true character, alongside other independent, responsible and progressive countries of the world. Otherwise, the current structure of Nigeria remains; this structure serves only to ensure that immense resources will be forcefully taken from Biafra and will be used to finance
terrorism and other anti-US, anti-West activities, just like we have witnessed today.
Emmanuel Enekwechi, PhD.
Prime Minister, Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE)
26 December 2009
Nigeria reacts to attempted terrorist attack on U.S. airline
The Nigerian federal government on Saturday expressed dismay over the report of an attempted terrorist attack on a U.S. airline.
This was made known in a statement issued in Abuja, the country’s capital city, by the Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Akunyili.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria received with dismay the news of attempted terrorist attack on a U.S. airline,” the statement reaching here said.
The Airbus 330 with 278 passengers on board took off from Amsterdam and was about to land in Detroit when the man allegedly attempted to detonate the device.
“We state very clearly that as a nation, we abhor all forms of terrorism,” it said.
“The Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has directed Nigerian security agencies to commence full investigation of the incident,” the statement added.
“While steps are being taken to verify the identity of the alleged suspect and his motives, our security agencies will cooperate fully with the American authorities in the on-going investigations,” the statement said.
“Nigerian government will be providing updates as more information becomes available,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says itis investigating the arrest of the Nigerian in the U.S. for being in possession of explosives in an aircraft.
Harold Demuren, NCAA’s director general, told reporters in Lagos that the matter was being investigated.
“We are investigating it very carefully and we are watching the development,” the official said.
The suspect, who was identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, has been described as a Nigerian by the U.S. authorities.
He was alleged to have boarded a KLM flight in Nigeria en route Amsterdam to Detroit. The airline claimed the connection in Amsterdam involved a change in carrier.
Security operatives in Lagos said they were meeting over the incident to determine whether the suspect was actually a Nigerian.
The securities officials said they would also investigate how the suspect was able to beat the security operatives with the item.
Delta Airline also said in a statement in Lagos that it was cooperating with security agencies over the incident.
The airline advised that all inquiries should be directed to law enforcement agencies investigating the incident.
“All media calls should be referred to the TSA on 877-632-7327,” the airline said.
NIDO-A Emphatically Against Any Terrorist Action.
PRESS RELEASE: It is with great regret that a Nigerian is associated with an attempted terrosristic act. Nigerian in Diaspora Organization of the Americas (NIDO-A) would want the whole world to know that we do not condon this action, and would encourage the Federal Government of Nigeria to support every effort to fight terrorism within and outside Nigeria. As always, NIDO-A encourages every Nigerian in Diaspora to represent the country with every good moral, respect for democratic governance, and humanity. Wishing all a very happy holidays.
Respectfully, Chimaroke O. Ahanotu, Ph.D. Mrs. Noyo Edem(Interim Chair, NIDO-A) (Secretary, NIDO-A)
MEND Condemns terror attempt on flight 253
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) condemns the attempted act of terrorism on Delta flight 253 into the United States by a misguided Islamic extremist from the Northern part of Nigeria.
Had the plan been successful, it would have left many families across the globe grieving on a day when Christians celebrate the birth of a peace maker, Jesus Christ. It should by now be evident that the threat to world peace will not emerge from the Niger Delta, a region agitating for justice as is acknowledged by every right thinking human being, but from the Islamic extremist northern part of Nigeria covertly supported by its elite who assume leadership of Nigeria to be the birthright of this region.
This attempted act of terrorism by this northern Islamic extremist does not come as a surprise to any Nigerian. For decades, Christians have been murdered and raped in the north of Nigeria with impunity. No northern Muslim has ever been brought to book for the thousands of Christians killed in this region. Northern Nigeria is fertile ground for international terrorism.
The Nigerian government has persistently turned a blind eye to Islamic extremists coming from Northern Nigeria, choosing instead to focus and waste its resources on military hardware and troop deployment in the Niger Delta.
The government of Nigeria which unfortunately has been dominated by the north since independence has bred such undesirable elements under false pretexts with the hope of creating a reserve army to counter agitation in the south and other parts of Nigeria. In spite of this embarrassment to the nation, the government will not re-direct its military to the North, neither will the rights of these violent people be trampled as is the case in the Niger Delta.
The minister for defense who is a shameless stooge will not dare consider any actions in the north likely to anger the northern elite who have for decades condoned all forms of extremism.
If this act of terrorism had been carried out against the christian south of Nigeria, it would undoubtedly have been covered up as the government is so quick to do.
The young man who attempted this cowardly act is not alone and governments around the world should pay more attention to northern Nigeria with its threat to world peace than to agitation for justice in the Niger Delta which only
threatens world oil prices”.