By John Abayomi, Deputy Online Editor, with agency reports
ThreeÂ days after a parcel bomb explosion rocked a 9-story building housing Super Screen TV inÂ Lagos, another Nigerian is in the eye of the storm in the US over a failed attempt to blow upÂ a Detroit bound plane.
Already, security operatives in the USÂ have commenced investigations into the terror attack aboard a trans-Atlantic Northwest Airlines flight by FaroukÂ Umar Abdul Mutallab, a 23year old Nigerian.
The said terror attack was carried out when Mutallab tried to ignite an explosive device , described by theÂ American security officials as a mixture of powder and liquid, but which however failed to fully detonate. Mutalab was overpowered byÂ some ofÂ the 278 passengersÂ and crew on board.
The young man was reported to have sufferedÂ three-degrees burn on his legs during the explosion resulting from the mixture of explosive powder taped to his leg and mixedÂ with chemicalsÂ using aÂ syringe .
Already, Investigation has commenced into the incidence in the US, London and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Reports say that the Dutch counter-terrorism agency, NCTbÂ said the man boarded a KLM flight from Lagos to Amsterdam, where he then connected to the Detroit bound flight.
In London, Police are searching the home where Mutallab was suspected to have lived with unconfirmed reports sayingÂ whileÂ studying in a London university.
Mutallab had earlier claimed he had links to al-Qaeda and had received the explosives in Yemen, a claim investigatorsÂ Â networkingÂ with counter parts in the UK and Europe are working hard to unravel.