Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Why we bombed ThisDay newspaper" —Boko Haram

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The dreaded islamic sect Boko Haram has on Thursday claimed responsibility for the deadly bomb attacks on the Abuja and Kaduna offices of ThisDay Newspapers that claimed at least 6 lives, leaving many others injured. The sect said it ThisDay Newspapers over alleged misrepresentation of Boko Haram’s positions and perceived bias.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect bombed ThisDay’s Abuja office as well as a complex housing ThisDay, Sun and Moment newspapers in Kaduna. The interview apparently confirmed suspicions that ThisDay was specifically targeted in the Kaduna attack. The sect said in an interview with a blog,, that it was targeting Nigerian and foreign journalists. In the interview by a member who claimed to be Boko Haram’s spokes person, Abul Qaqa, the group said the attacks were meant to send a strong message to the media that it had become fed up with alleged misrepresentations of its positions by journalists. It also said it would no longer take blame for actions not committed by its members and warned of more attacks against the media.

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