It has been reported that authorities from the UK have informed the Mauritian ones of a potential terrorist attack at the SSR airport in Mauritius and that the former expect to happen soon.
RadioPlus relayed the news, explaining that the UK anti-terrorist cell was informed by a British tourist claimed having observed ‘weird’ happenings when he was at the airport of Mauritius on the 29th of January. He stated having seen a man who apparently was on a flight to Hong Kong taking a series of photos when he was inside the airport, including those of the ceiling, floor, and corners, as well as doors and the kids’ corner.
The British tourist affirmed that the man thereafter stopped when he noticed the former looking at him, but he continued later. He then decided to take the photo of the man and sent it to the anti-terrorist cell in Manchester, England. The officers there are said to have analysed the risk of an attack and communicated the information to Mauritius.
Mauritian authorities managed to gain additional data about the man and realised that the latter has no past link with terrorism. His nationality has not been made public though. But, the alert is maintained.
Is our haven threatened, or is this just a blown-out-of-proportion stunt?! Has the British tourist grossly exaggerated concerning just another tourist taking a bunch of pictures, spamming the snap button? Has his paranoia led him to inform the authorities? Perhaps, it was the man’s first time in the airport of Mauritius and was just excited to be here? But, then, why would he act so suspiciously, by taking pictures of every corner? On the other hand, would people planning an attack allow one of their men to act in such a way as to gain the attention of others? Readers, we’ll keep you updated.