US diplomat: 9/11 impact has forever change the world

“The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US have forever changed the entire world, with citizens from 115 nations killed during the attacks,’ the US Charge d’affaires here, Richard T. Yoneoka, said Wednesday.

He recalled that that the Gambia personally felt the impact of the day, as two of its citizens were killed, namely Karamo Terra and Mohammed Jawara, both Gambian–Americans.

Yoneoka was speaking as the US Embassy in the Gambia joined Washington to commemorate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Jawara, originally from Banjul, was working as a security guard and was on duty on the floors of the World Trade Centre while Karamo Terra a Gambian–American worked as computer technician at the centre.

According to him, 12 years later in the Gambia, the threat of terrorism and the need to combat violent extremism remains relevant in Banjul as it is in Kabul, Baghadad, or any other place in the world.