Nigeria VP orders investigation of US plane attack plot

Nigerian Vice President Jonathan has ordered the country's security agencies to investigate an failed attempted attack on a U.S. passenger plane.

Nigeria VP orders investigation of US plane attack plot

Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the country's security agencies to investigate an failed attempted attack on a U.S. passenger plane, the government said on Saturday.

"While steps are being taken to verify the identity of the alleged suspect and his motives, our security agencies will cooperate fully with the American authorities in the ongoing investigations," the government said in a statement.

U.S. officials claimed a Nigerian man allegedly linked to al Qaeda tried to set off an explosive device aboard a U.S. passenger plane as it approached Detroit on Friday, but was overpowered by passengers and crew.

Reuters
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