Boko Haram releases video on THIS DAY bombing

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Boko Haram released a video late on Tuesday celebrating its bombing of a Nigerian newspaper and warning of more attacks on local and foreign media if they published reports that were biased to the sect or insulting to Islam.

Suicide car bombers targeted the offices of This Day in the capital, Abuja, and northern city of Kaduna last Thursday, killing at least five people in apparently coordinated strikes.It had not previously targeted the press in its bombing campaign, although last October it killed a reporter for state TV who the sect said was an informant to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

The video posted on the Internet opens with a Koranic song and a drawing of the Koran sitting on two crossed AK-47s. A banner in the northern Hausa language says:

“Message from Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihadl (Boko Haram’s full name): on why we attacked ThisDay”.

It then plays a video tape shot from a distance of the ThisDay Abuja office, which promptly explodes into a ball of flames and grey smoke – that suggests the sect had a cameraman set up in anticipation of the strike.

“We attacked Thisday because we will never forget or forgive anyone who abused our Prophet,” a voice booms in Hausa.

ThisDay angered Muslims a decade ago when one of its columnists suggested the Prophet Mohammad might have wanted to marry a beauty queen, an event to which the tape alludes.
The statement rages against local and international media for carrying reports by Nigeria’s government that a faction of the sect was behind the kidnapping of two hostages – one British, the other Italian – who were killed by their captors during a botched March rescue attempt.

“We said we have nothing to do with it, yet these media houses reported that we were responsible for the incident,” it said, also complaining about reports, which it denied, that its spokesman Abu Qaqa had been captured.

It warned it would attack other media houses soon, listing several local papers as next on the list and several international media as “on the verge of jointing them”.

It was at least the fifth video that Boko Haram had posted this year, mostly from self-proclaimed leader Abubakar Shekau. Shekau appears in this one, too, waving an AK-47 around.

From being a secretive sect in the shadows, the group has gradually raised its media profile, which may explain both the proliferation of home videos and growing attacks on media.

A spate of attacks in the past few days, including one against Christians in the north that killed 19 people on Sunday, dampened hopes that tighter security in the north had drastically reduced the sect’s capability.

view the video below:

7 Comments

  1. Arisekola adigun

    December 8, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Oh! God,save us frm killing of human,Dis is gangantic.

  2. LUCKY STARS ISUA.

    March 2, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    MAY GOD ARREST THIS BOKO-HARAM HIMSELF.{AMEN}

  3. mackdowel

    April 27, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    were are we going in nigeri

  4. Maina

    May 2, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    12345

  5. okafor chinedu

    May 23, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    govt should know dt unpatrotic nigerians re behind dis inhuman acts so no stone wil be left unturned in tackling this menace. arrest n prosecute anyone found guilty n send in more troops to help curb dis insurgent

  6. umeh samuel

    August 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    we nigerias can will do some things about this killers becos is geting out of hands,our leaders have refuse to say the truth

  7. Falnyi Wilfred

    August 23, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    what happen in bama maiduguri

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