Monday, October 24, 2011

Boko Haram claims responsibility of Killing of NTA reporter

Nigeria Television Authority cameraman and reporter Zakariyya Isa was shot dead Saturday evening in front of his house shortly after leaving a mosque in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, where the sect known as Boko Haram has carried out most of its attacks.
  
“Zakariyya was not killed in error,” said the emailed statement from Abul Qaqa, who has claimed to speak on behalf of the sect a number of times in the past.

“We killed him because he was spying on us for Nigerian security authorities. The killing was carefully planned and executed.

“We have ample evidence … that he was giving vital information to security agencies on our mode of operation that led to the arrest of many of our members.”

There was however no evidence that the journalist had acted as an informant, and both his network and the secret police strongly denied the claim.




Culled from Vanguard

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