- Published on Friday, 27 April 2012 00:33
- Written by Admin
Umar Mustapha suspected to have attacked the Thisday newspaper in kaduna
PRESS STATEMENT: On 26th April, 2012, about 1100 hours, a dark green coloured Isuzu Jeep wired with bombs, forced its way into the premises of Thisday Newspaper, at Jabi, Abuja and it detonated killing the suicide bomber. Meanwhile, two (2) persons and the suicide bomber are confirmed dead while five (5) persons were injured and are currently receiving treatment.
Also, at 1100 hours, two (2) persons in a cream coloured Honda Accord (Academy) car with registration number AL 306 MKA, drive into SOJ Global Communications and Investment Limited Plaza which houses correspondents of The Sun, Thisday and Moments Newspapers, located at R9, Kontagora road, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna.
One of the assailants, Umaru Umaru MUSTAPHA, an indigene of Maiduguri, Borno State, alighted the car with a container of Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He was immediately challenged by two (2) gallant Nigerians following which he threw the bomb at them and it denoted killing them instantly. Subsequently, MUSTAPHA pulled out a pistol and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to escape. He was however caught and subdued by brave members of the public who refused to be intimidated and handed him over to security forces. Nine (9) persons were injured and are receiving treatment.
Marilyn OGAR, msi
Deputy Director Public Relations
Department of State Services
26th April, 2012