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BREAKING: 19 years after 9/11 terrorist attack on U.S, Abuja World Trade Centre on fire



Fire has gutted a section of the World Trade Centre building located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The fire incidence is coming 19 years after the attack on the first World Trade Centre building in the United States by a terrorist group called al-Qaeda.

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

After the attack, Nigeria was among some countries that named its tallest twin edifice as a World Trade Centre.

Daily Correspondents could not immediately established what caused the Abuja World Trade Centre inferno.

An eyewitness told The PUNCH that the fire started from the top of the skyscraper.

First responders including firefighters were yet to be seen at the incident scene as of the time of filing this report.

More to come…

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