Stabbings in Africa response to Trump's Jerusalem announcement?

Nigerian man in Gabon stabs Danish citizens, claims it was 'retaliation' for US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Gary Willig ,

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Police in the African country of Gabon arrested dozens of people following a stabbing attack in the capital of Libreville which was allegedly carried out in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, AFP reported.

The men who were arrested were mostly traders and sellers from West Africa, according to AFP.

“Operations are ongoing,” government spokesman Alain-Claude Bilie By Nze told AFP. “We are not commenting at this stage.”

Two Danish citizens were wounded in the attack.

According to police, a 53-year-old Nigerian man shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and stabbed the Danish nationals on Saturday.

The assailant claimed that he had “acted in retaliation for US attacks against Muslims and America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” according to Defense Minister Etienne Massard.

The market in Libreville, which is a popular tourist hub, was closed following the attack Saturday.




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