Nigeria has become a patsy because it has no spine of its own. I do not know where the guys were travelling from before Lagos or whether they lived in Lagos but Mali, their country, is much nearer the US than Lagos.
Many people carry Nigerian passports even though they are not Nigerians by birth or by naturalization. Late Mike Wallace of CBS once reported how he was issued a Nigerian passport on a Lagos visit! How? Money speaks tons in the star-crossed country.
If the worst had happened, Nigerians would have become perhaps the most hated people in the world.
Map of the World showing how close to Senegal and how far from Nigeria Mali is. [Photo Credit: Google]
FOLLOW-UP TO YESTERDAY’S STORY
Did you read the punch’s story below? But..why would ALL world media and particularly, our own Sahara Reporters keep a deafening mum about the incident? At least the electric sparks only is scary enough for air transportation.
Dear Yemi, and thanks for this.
The loud silence surprised me so much that as soon as I got the mail from Dr. Opawoye, I first checked SAHARA REPORTERS & PREMIUM TIMES and found nothing. I asked if I could use the story and went ahead once he told me he (more than) knows Engineer Samuel.
I knew Mali is very far from Lagos but I checked a world map to have an idea of how really far and found it’s close to a major West Coast of African port at Dakar before responding to Fatai Bakare’s comments. That’s the reason for using “merry-go-round” in responding to the comments on the story by the “Old Boy” of St. Charles, the channel that sent me the story because I wondered how the guy’s murderous journey did not arouse the suspicion of Nigeria’s Immigration.
As for the global loud silence, everybody that I spoke with after publishing the story was very surprised and we offered various conjectures: was there a request from Nigeria to keep it silent because of Nigeria’s already-ruined reputation as a hotbed of terrorism? Is there a link with the missing Malaysian plane which, one blog visitor audaciously suspects, was hijacked by international terrorists who had it flown to a remote island where everybody was murdered and the plane kept in hiding? And the DELTA plane was to be added so that the Muslim terrorists who claim they are doing God’s will can have many planes which would be used one after the other to cause major havoc around the world where America has interests as they can NEVER fly anywhere near US airspace?
What, why …?
Now, to tell the world that it was an operations problem adds to those questions because Engineer Samuel knows what they saw and went through, including their being told not to remove overhead bin luggage when they got out and HAVING THEIR LUGGAGE SEARCHED.
The world awaits a credible explanation from DELTA and other agencies.
Regards, as always,
Any more details? Like how did the US Marshall’s discover the handcuffed terrorists and knew there was a bomb on board? I am told the news has not been reported in Nigeria, how did you get to know?
It’s blood chilling. S. BISI
I am as surprised and scared as you and as we all must be.
THE [NIGERIA] PUNCH story
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014. 7:22 a.m. [GMT]