US plane bomb attempt: Obama monitoring situation

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US plane bomb attempt: Obama monitoring situation
Washington, Dec 27: US president Barack Obama, who is currently in Hawaii on a vacation, is reportedly still monitoring the security situation in the wake of the 'act of terrorism' by a Nigerian who was planning on blowing up a US plane midair.

He has also convened a second conference call with his top national security aid to review the situation.

“The President convened a secure call this morning at 6:20 am Hawaiian time with John Brennan, his Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism Adviser, and Denis McDonough, National Security Staff Chief of Staff, where he received an update on the heightened air travel safety measures being taken to keep the American people safe and on the investigation," White House spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

The Nigerian was nabbed on Friday, Dec 25, following his failed attempt to ignite a small explosive on board the North West Airlines plane coming from Amsterdam to Detroit.

“The President will continue to actively monitor the situation," Mr. Burton added.

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