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Nigeria As Country Of Interest On Terrorism by ib612(m): 5:20pm On Jan 04, 2010
How do we Nigerians cope with all these problems both internal and external.


U.S. tightens passenger screening for 14 countries

U.S.-bound air travellers from 14 countries considered either state sponsors of terrorism or "countries of interest" began facing tougher screening measures on Monday, prompted by the attempt to bomb a plane flying to Detroit last month.

The new rules mean that "every individual flying into the U.S. from anywhere in the world travelling from or through nations that are state sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will be required to go through enhanced screening," the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement on Sunday.

The State Department lists Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism. The countries of interest include Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.

Passengers from those countries will now be subject to enhanced screening techniques including body scans, pat-downs and a thorough search of carry-on luggage.

The TSA also announced that passengers on U.S.-bound international flights will be subject to enhanced screen technologies and random screening.

Airports were also directed to increase "threat-based" screening of passengers who may be acting in a suspicious manner.

The security measures follow the attempt to detonate an explosive on a U.S.-bound flight from Amsterdam on Christmas Day.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of trying to ignite a bomb on a Northwest Airlines plane during a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. Officials said he has told U.S. investigators he received training and instructions from al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen.

On Sunday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said full-body scanners will be introduced in Britain's airports.

Last week, the Dutch government announced it will begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States.
Re: Nigeria As Country Of Interest On Terrorism by dancewith: 6:01pm On Jan 04, 2010
This is plain crazy. why would they single out Nigerians for this stupid law. How about the numerous British terrorists that have tried in various ways to bomb one place or another? why is UK not on that damn list. why Nigeria that is futuring for the first time is singled out. What to do: Stop all oil exports to the US. slam a visa ban on all their nationals. search all them Americans like you will search Osama Bin Laden when attempting to cross our borders. Two can play that game. you may not believe this but they will cow in first. North Korea did it and they are not on that list anymore
Re: Nigeria As Country Of Interest On Terrorism by niceguy10: 6:11pm On Jan 04, 2010
Bros you are really right, i just do not know what U.S think there are.
Re: Nigeria As Country Of Interest On Terrorism by iice(f): 6:53pm On Jan 04, 2010
My my, we are truly building up. . .from 419 to terrorism
Re: Nigeria As Country Of Interest On Terrorism by harakiri(m): 1:32am On Jan 05, 2010

Talk about economic growth grin

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