Boko Haram on Thursday explained that its grouse with ThisDay over alleged misrepresentation of its position and perceived bias led to the bomb attacks on its offices in Abuja and Kaduna.
Suspected Boko Haram members bombed ThisDay’s Abuja office as well as a complex housing ThisDay, Sun and Moment newspapers in Kaduna, leaving a number of people dead and many more injured.
The sect also known as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad said in an interview with a blog, premiumtimesng.com, that it was targeting Nigerian and foreign journalists.
The interview appeared to confirm suspicions that the Kaduna attack might have been actually targeted at ThisDay.
In the interview by a member who claimed to be Abul Qaqa, Boko Haram said the attacks were meant to send a strong message to the media that it had become fed up with alleged misrepresentations of its position by journalists.