Nigerian police strengthen security around US Consulate

Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the US, the Nigeria Police said it was strengthening security around the American Consulate in the commercial city of Lagos.
But Lagos Police Commissioner Mike Okiro told PANA Wednesday: "We will not discuss (details of the plan)".
A police patrol vehicle was sighted at the entrance of the Consulate's offices along Walter Carrington Crescent, on the Lagos highbrow Victoria Island.
This is in addition to armed policemen normally stationed in front of the Consulate, which also has its own security outfit.
An official told PANA the Consulate was carrying out its normal activities, including a press conference scheduled for Wednesday.
"We don't want to feel intimidated (by the attacks)," the official added.
Two commercial planes hijacked by suspected terrorists slammed into the landmark World Trade Centre twin towers in New York Tuesday, bringing down the 110-storey, 27-year-old buildings.
A third plane hit the Pentagon building in Washington DC, while another crashed at Pennsylvania, all killing thousands of people and causing substantial property damage in the well-co-ordinated but unprecedented attacks.

12 september 2001 16:02:00

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