Barrack Obama: Terrorism won’t Change Americans’ Character.
As Americans and the rest of the world remember 9/11, Barack Obama, former President of United States of America (USA), has stated that “no act of terror” will ever change the character of Americans. Writing through his twitter handle (@BarackObama), the former President stated: “We remember everyone we lost on 9/11 and honor all who defend our country and our ideals. No act of terror will ever change who we are.”
That tweet was posted at 4.32 pm this evening and had 11,326 (eleven thousand, three hundred and twenty six) retweets and 30,720 (thirty thousand, seven hundred and twenty) likes at the time of filing this report. Almost all replies to it expressed admiration for Barack Obama, with most persons stating that they miss his tenure in office as President. For instance, Your Lawyer (@YourLawyerSays) tweeted: “Very presidential. Missed the times when the highest seat of the land was occupied by someone who’s fit to hold the position.”
Joel Contartese (@JoelContartese) wrote: “Obama 2020 – If only it were possible.” Also, Stan good day (@Chaetoday) stated: “Thank you for representing Americans as civilized, educated and full of passion, unlike the Dictator that currently rules us.”
9/11 is a historical date that refers to September 11, when al-Quaeda, an Islamic group, launched four coordinated attacks on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed close to 3,000 (three thousand) persons, injured about 6,000 (six thousand) others and damaged infrastructure and property worth billions of dollars. That incident sent shock waves across the world and led the United States to set the pace in a renewed fight against terrorism, in order to avoid a repeat of any of such acts, anywhere in the world.
In Nigeria, Boko Haram has been launching series of attacks against government institutions, leading to loss of several lives and destruction of valuable property. That group claimed responsibility for the abduction of 276 female students from a Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, on the night of 14-15 April 2014. 82 of those girls were rescued by the Nigerian military in May 2017, after 21 others were freed in October 2016.
While some girls have reportedly died in captivity, about two of them reportedly escaped from their captors. The Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government of Nigeria has been battling to rescue the remaining girls, as well as curtail or put an end to the activities of Boko Haram and all forms of terrorism in the country. Although that battle seems to be yielding good results, reports of onslaughts from that group equally seem unabated, so far.
- Cornelius Ellah