White House hopeful Donald Trump vowed Monday to “suspend immigration” from nations with a “proven history” of terrorism against the US or other allies, one day after the deadly attack on a Florida nightclub.
“When I’m elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we fully understand how to end these threats,” Trump said in New Hampshire.
“We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer.”
Following Nigeria's battles with terrorism, the presidential hopeful is set to suspend immigration from Nigeria if elected president of the United States.
NigerianEye recalls that a Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab popularly referred to as the "Underwear Bomber" was convicted of attempting to detonate plastic explosives hidden in his underwear while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253, en route from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day, 2009.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed to have organised the attack with Abdulmutallab; they said they supplied him with the bomb and trained him. Connections to Al-Qaeda and Anwar al-Awlaki have been found, although the latter denied ordering the man to do the bombing.
Abdulmutallab was convicted in a U.S. federal court of eight criminal counts, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder of 289 people. On February 16, 2012, he was sentenced to 4 life terms plus 50 years without parole.
In 2013, United States Government acknowleged the Boko Haram group in Nigeria as a global terror, and threat placed a $23 million ransom on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and other commanders of the sect.
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