Fire Breaks Out At World Trade Centre In Abuja

A photo of the World Trade Centre In Abuja.
A photo showing the rear view of the World Trade Centre In Abuja.

 

A fire outbreak has been recorded at the rooftop of the World Trade Centre in Abuja.

An official of the company managing the facility, Mr Ibukun Adeosun explains that the Fire occurred at about 11.30 a.m.

At least three fire service trucks were deployed to contain the fire, which Mr. Adeosun explains did not cause any damage.

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Anti-terror War: U.S. To Invest $50m For Deployment Of Drones In Niger Republic

U.S. , Drones, anti-terror war, $50mThe U.S. says it is investing at least $50m in a military air base in Republic of Niger, that will be capable of deploying drones to help fast track the anti-terror war.

Although the U.S. already has a presence in the capital Niamey.

MQ-9 Reaper drones are stationed there where it shares an airbase with France’s anti-Islamist force, Operation Barkhane.

The new facility in the central city of Agadez, will however give Washington greater ability to use drones against Islamist extremists in neighboring countries like Libya, Mali and Nigeria.

A spokeswoman for the Pentagon, Michelle Baldanza, confirmed the U.S. had agreed to pay for a new runway and “associated pavements, facilities and infrastructure”.

War Against Terror

U.S. has taken war against terror to a greater height after several attack by Islamic terrorist groups on the United States World Trade Centre.

It has provided support to Nigeria in the area of military officials training and equipment in the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the nation’s northeast and areas bordering Niger.

The terrorist group is pushing for an Islamic State and an end to Western education in the region for over six years.

In other parts of the world, the U.S. is providing support to forces battling to contain the activities of terrorist groups.

Recently, the war in Syria and insurgencies around the world have caused U.S. forces to tighten security and also contribute to intensified peace keeping efforts in neighboring countries.

Boko Haram Threatens To Attack U.S In New Video

A new video allegedly released by the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau and obtained by journalists today (Thursday) in Maiduguri the Borno state capital has threatened to attack the United States for her desire to join forces with Nigeria to fight terrorism and insurgency.

The United States had in November classified Boko Haram as a terrorist organization that have links with international terrorist group, Al-Qaeda.

Boko Haram in the video, vowed to take its violent campaigns to the U.S for her pledge to partner with Nigeria to fight terrorism.

“After that you said so many things. By Allah, you are lying. Were you truthful, oh America, you would have been truthful inside your country, you bloody liar. May Allah’s curse be on you,” the man believed to be Shekau, said in the video.

“This message is intended as a glad tiding. Allah the Almighty has given us victory in the attack we launched inside Maiduguri on the 2nd of this month.

“We stormed the city and fought them (and) Allah blessed us with lots of booty.

“They call us Boko Haram but we are not Boko Haram. We are Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad whose leader is Abubakar Ash-shakawy, who in the past committed a lot of infractions but when he followed the Quran and the prophet’s teachings, today even Obama fears him, Francois Hollande fears him, Benjamin Netanyahu fears him, the whole world fears him. Why? Because he holds on to Allah the Almighty.

“You are boasting you are going to join forces with Nigeria to crush us, bloody liars. You couldn’t crush us when we were carrying sticks, is it today when we storm your barracks and commandeer your things one after the other, killed you in numbers that you are going to crush us? The man believed to be Shekau continued saying in the video.

“Where were you when your World Trade Centre was bombed, including your Pentagon when you were faced on your turf?

“Liars! May Allah protect us. This is a message from this small destitute who has become a nightmare to infidels” said Shekau who made the speech on the victory they achieved in Maiduguri.

The message vowed to continue with the attack not just in Maiduguri but the whole world and reminded those who care to listen to repent and turn to Allah.

“By Allah we will never stop. Don’t think we will stop in Maiduguri, tomorrow you will see us in America itself. Our operation is not confined to Nigeria; it is for the whole world.