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Son of First Bank ex-Chairman faces charges in US over terrorist attack

A 23 year old Nigerian,  son of Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Mutallab, the immediate past Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria PLC is facing charges in United States over a foiled bid to blow up a plane in Detroit United States, yesterday

Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab is  an engineering student at University College London with suspected links to Al Qaeda.

Mutallab has allegedly tried to light up explosives while Flight 253 of Northwest was making a landing in Detroit on December 25.

He had an explosive device close to his groin and was successful at initial ignition of the device causing smoke to billow in the cabin. However, his further actions were stopped by passengers and crew, among them Jasper Schuringa, who wrestled the explosive device away from Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab and covered it with his own hands. It was reported the terror suspect behaved very calm after he was subdued.

It is being reported Mutallab was traveling without a return ticket

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