ThisDay Attacks: SSS Confirms Five Deaths, Many Injuries

Remains of the suicide car bomber and the rigged car
By SaharaReporters, New York

The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified one of the assailants of ThisDay Newspapers in Kaduna today as Umaru Umaru Mustapha of Maiduguri, Borno State.

In a press statement, Marilyn Ogar, a Deputy Director of Public Relations in DSS said that Mustapha and another man drove into R9, Kontagora road, Ahmadu Bello Way in a cream-coloured Honda Accord (Academy), registration number AL 306 MKA, at about 11a.m.  That address belongs to SOJ Global Communications and Investment Limited Plaza, and houses correspondents of The Sun, Thisday and Moments Newspapers.

She said Mustapha alighted “with a container of Improvised Explosive Device (IED).”

“He was immediately challenged by two gallant Nigerians following which he threw the bomb at them and it denoted killing them instantly,” the statement said.  “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 persons were injured and are receiving treatment.”

At about the same time, at the premises of Thisday Newspaper in Abuja, another car, a dark green Isuzu Jeep outfitted with bombs, forced its way in, detonated and killed the suicide bomber.

DSS said two other persons were confirmed killed, while five persons were injured.

Extending its sympathies to the families of victims and the deceased, DSS applauded the gallantry and patriotism exhibited by well-meaning members of the public who risked their lives to save others.   It hoped that the “new affront” on the media would not deter patriotic reportage of issues that affect the collective interest of Nigerians.

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CURIOUS I IS RIGHT

Actually Curious1 is correct to say that muslims bow 5 times a day to Muhammad. There is no difference between Allah and Muhammad. Allah would not accept anything done for him without Muhammad's involvement. Allah was offended to call his name without calling that of Muhammad. It was the place of Allah to be pleased by Muhammad. But the reverse was the case. Allah had to please Muhammad.
After the last sermon, Muhammad asked the crowd, "HAVE I DELIVERED MY MESSAGE TO YOU?".It was always the position that a prophet's message only came or comes from God. How did Muhammad now deliver his own message instead of Allah's? Allah was all too ready to grant Muhammad his wishes. Aisha expressed surprise on how "YOUR LORD HASTENS TO GRANT YOUR DESIRES". Most of the 'revelations' came after Muhammad and his companions or wives had expressed their opinions.
Above all, Muhammad would not have been so degraded to the point of being poisoned and dying agonizingly without protection from Allah.

@curious1

y exposing ur ignorance ask if u dont know . For u to say d muslimz bow 5 times daily for mohammed Thats out of ignorance. U can call it Anytin but u re wrong, above all not ur fault but of d ignorant 1c among us who is causing us d muslimz all dis insults

RE '@KENETH' BY RAY

Ray,one of the benefits of technology is the internet. It makes live easy for the users. Materials which would have been difficult or impossible to get are now freely available on the internet. It is the same medium which you are now using to attack me. Ray, it would have been better if you had disproved what I posted instead of resorting to the antics of your prophet. That would have made more sense. Just as stories were not created about Muhammad by those he murdered, nobody is creating stories about Islam today.Most stories I post come from Islamic sources. Why are people not concerned about other religions as they are concerned about Islam? Muhammad did instruct that true muslims should pray and kill. In a hadith one faithful said :"Between copulation and prayer, it was a wonder that he(Muhammad) had time to go and kill the pagans". What does that tell you? Jesus will return to destroy satan and his disciples and Muhammad is one of them.Better get saved today b4 it is too late.

RE '@KENETH' BY RAY

Ray,one of the benefits of technology is the internet. It makes live easy for the users. Materials which would have been difficult or impossible to get are now freely available on the internet. It is the same medium which you are now using to attack me. Ray, it would have been better if you had disproved what I posted instead of resorting to the antics of your prophet. That would have made more sense. Just as stories were not created about Muhammad by those he murdered, nobody is creating stories about Islam today. The atrocities of your religion are all to glaring for everyone to see. Why are people not concerned about other religions as they are concerned about Islam? Muhammad did instruct that true muslims should pray and kill. In a hadith one faithful said :"Between copulation and prayer, it was a wonder that he(Muhammad) had time to go and kill the pagans". What does that tell you? Jesus will return to destroy satan and his disciples and Muhammad is one of them.

@KENETH

I used to respect ur comments but I hav come to realise that u r just a fool that goes on the internet to get false details about Islam. We muslims knw about. Individuals creating stories abt islam so as to make d religion of d true God impure, keneth u r a disciple of satan, u worship a man of whom Allah sent to guide ur fore fathers, Jesus will b sent again by Allah in d end of days to deny all that u do and believe, boko haram hav thesame view as Nigerian xtians, keneth accept d fact that u r a Xtian becos ur infidel prostite mother was deceived by d british missionaries that gav her clothes and twisted her fragile mind. Boko haram r n

Just as ur name implies, u

Just as ur name implies, u must be from the Jungle"!

Nigeria Should watch out

I see and attack on 29-04-2012 pls we should all pray for these Nation.

If indeed all those who claim

If indeed all those who claim to be moslems see reality the way you do, I don't think we would have had the kind of problems we are having in Nigeria. Most of my colleagues have laboured to educate me that Islam is not a religion of violence, and even their behaviour tend to suggest that. But you see, it is extremely difficult to convice people that Islam has no link with Violence, not to talk of TERRORISM. For the fact that these bad guys justify their actions with referents to one Islamic injunction or the hope of enthroning a State run stictly in tandem with Islamic law (Sharia), it will be very difficult to convince many that the religion of Islam is not a key facilitator or enabler of violence. Lets hope that the 'good' and non-violent Muslims will outnumber the 'Bad' Muslims in Nigeria.

@ ABUJA BOMBING BY MMURTADA

Jesus spoke Hebrew, Aramaic and some Greek. Aramaic was spoken bcos of the Neo-Assyrian Empire's invasion of the Northern Kingdom (722 BC) and the Babylonian captivity of Judea(586 BC). But Hebrew still remained the daily language and the language of study according to Dr. David Flusser. This is confirmed by the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew Ben Sira(Ecclesisasticus) and the Bar Kocha Letters. The Lord spoke to the Samaritan woman in Hebrew and did the same to Saul on his way to Damascus. In Northern Nigeria, that many people speak hausa, the language of the invaders, does not mean that we do not have our indigenous languages.
Allah as used by the Assyrian Christians was not the name but the title of God. HIS Name REMAINS JEHOVAH but HE has many titles. Allah which means 'THE GREATEST' or 'THE ALMIGHTY' is only one of them.Dr. Jonathan has a name but also has the title 'President, Commander-in-Chief. Allah as the name of a god was the pre-Islamic moon god or lord of the kabba.

it's only the North that can stop BH

Until when the north stops habouring the so called boko haram that it will stop. GEJ, it's time you reveal those behind the terrorist acts,they will soon reach where you are. Shame on you the kanuris,people should leave hausa fulani alone,Government should check the Abacha's tribesmen

Don't take US security warning lightly

When the US warned that Boko was about to unleash massive bombing in Abuja, the authorities apparently ignored the warning and telling her off. The US has very sensitive means of ear dropping gathering. Whatever may be the US sometimes bias, she should not on matters of security be taken lightly.

The northern Muslims are crying over lost Presidency. They are all in Bko directly or indirectly. You never know them. Why are the killing and bombing not abating?

From now every major place in Nigeria, especially in Abuja and the whole North should ensure there are barricades at least 100yds from any entrance to the premises. Cars whether those of staff, visitors or customers should park at least 100yds away from the office and walk in. Provision should be made for only official vehicles' entry.

This should apply to all Churches and their worshippers. They should only file in and out in trickles and must not congregate to exchanging greetings outside the Church after service.

Dumb Xtians

Is it that Xtians are naturally dumb or what? Y is it so easy for u to make conclusions so easily by callin our religion evil and link boko haram to islam? If that is ur perception about Islam and the koran, then what makes u different frm terrorists lyk bokoharam? We true dnt believe in violence and will never be violent, its lyk u alwayz want pple to b killed by boko haram so that u can u can curse Islam" yeah now Its clear only dumb and daft pple can b Xtians honestly" stupid drunkards"!

God is d only solution to all.

I mean it

Re:vampire on rampage

The fellow who wrote the comment on the above caption is certainly one of the too many enemies of Nigeria operating about in different guise, if not how can any reasonable human being write such malicious commentary in a public medium like these. Gone are the days when such wicked elements in our midst try to incite us against one another again. Wether they are Boko Haram, pro-Break up Nigeria or in whatever guise they emerge, God who allowed Nigeria to exist as a one nation entity of multi religious adherents will definately put all this enemies to shame IJN!

Are you okay?

Are you okay?

the colonial experiment

It is high time we put an end to this forced union called Nigeria...how long will we remain foolish and watch people die, we are better apart than together...otherwise our leaders would have solved our problems!

did u refer to jesus our saviour?

Now, tell me, how are u better than the fellow u accussed of abusing ur prophet? U cursed his parents as well as jesus. I can only boast in our lord jesus christ whom came through revelations. Before abraham or moses jesus was. He is sovereign and nothing anyone can do about that. He rose from the dead and that again is for a purpose which a vailed eyes can never decipher. Let's pray that our vailed minds that disallows us to understand and do the right thing becomes unvailed and through only by his grace through faith in our lord. A vaile mind comes from the power of ddarkness and cos jesus is light, we will continue to pray through him that we wnt follow this very darkness through disobidience and evil mindedness. U can never understand this unless u unvail ur evil mind by coming to christ.

this colonial experiment must end!

It's high time we go back to how we were before the Brits made a puzzle out of us....we know our roots, let's trace our steps..."LOOK BACK PEOPLE"

Incompetent DSS

The SSS Should go and bury their Heads in Shame, They Come on here to Praise Nigerians whom you have pushed to the wall and do not have a Choice but to Depend themselves, As If that is not the Job they get paid for. When its time to block roads for the wives of office holders, then you know how well trained they are.
So Sad that when Selfless, Courageous and Patriotic Nigerians Choose to Serve Our Country, it becomes JAMB, be it in the Armed Forces or the Police or Even the Civil Service, Now we want to point fingers and blame it on Ethnicity and Religion, We need to search our souls Nigeria. We are the Cause of our problems! SO SO Sad the innocent Keep dying, don't Know why the So Called BH cannot just Channel their negativity Positively, If they have a problem with the Government, they Should Face the Nigerian Government Directly.. COWARDS!!

Vampire God on weekend rampage

I am appalled at the way Allah and Prophet Muhammad is being ridiculed each time Boko Haram perpetuate a terrorist act in Nigeria. Extremism must be fought and defeated by both Nigerian Christians and Muslims. We need not ridicule people’s beliefs to make a point. By the way, Jesus (PBUH) spoke ARAMAIC and the name of God in that language is not Jehovah but AALAH. Check out the Aramaic English dictionary.

Abuja Bombing

I am appalled at the way Allah and Prophet Muhammad is being ridiculed each time Boko Haram perpetuate a terrorist act in Nigeria. Extremism must be fought and defeated by both Nigerian Christians and Muslims. We need not ridicule people’s beliefs to make a point. By the way, Jesus (PBUH) spoke ARAMAIC and the name of God in that language is not Jehovah but AALAH. Check out the Aramaic English dictionary.

Curious or what u call urself

Curious or what u call urself for insulting my belief when its not my religion dat says one shd kill anyone you shall perish in hell fire I so believe this.

abusing almighty God

Who is this stupid cursed and useless human being that is abusing who created him, his father, his fore fathers and jesus him self. Sahara I strongly recommend you talking this kind of comment that is risky in nature.

kudos

Kudos to the Brave men. We need men like them in Our society where r those accussing all northerners of Culpability with BH.? Our fellow Hausa caught the kanuri wolf in sheep skin kudos hausa.

@ Olamide: Glad to hear people of SW speak out for Naija's break

Nigeria is dragging millions of people who have it as their country back to the dark ages. It looks glad to observe people of southwest all over the place advocate for the break up of that colonial contraption called Nigeria. The country has gone beyond redemption. Those who mixed politics with religion in the past, and perhaps up till now, destroyed Nigeria. When the country breaks, anybody who finds him/herself in a new country he/she does not like can comfortably relocate to any other of the new countries.

Vampire god on weekend rampage !!!

The bloodthirsty, filthy spirit called allah (satan the beast in disguise) and his LUNATIC, ARMED ROBBER, sexual pervert, pedophile, ALMAJIRI prophet mohammed have started an early weekend blood orgy, knowing their time is short !!!!!

Those who bow to this filthy bloodthirsty demon five times daily need to dump him in a hurry and run to the one true God whose name alone is JEHOVAH !!

Time is fast running out !!!!

@WAZZUB,NO RESPECT FOR THE DEAD?

The deathof innocent Nigerians is always a sad news especially when these brave souls lost thier lives attempting to challenge the evil terrorists.
May thier souls rest in peace.The government should please help thier families in any possible way.
@WAZZUB,MAY YOU REMAIN POOR ALL YOUR LIFE AND MAY EVERY BUSSINESS VENTURE YOU UNDERTAKE BE A FALUIRE AND A SOURCE OF SORROW FOR YOU,AMEN!!

We all should develop a THIRD EYE devoted solely to SECURITY

I appeal to every Nigerian, especially those in the north, to develop a THIRD EYE. A third eye devoted SOLELY to security is all we need at this critical period. I have said times without number that Nigeria is at WAR. This WAR is even more deadly than conventional war because it is coloured with religion. Anyone who expects this attacks to be curtailed soon is deluding himself. This is a religious war, hence as long as we have muslims in this country, there'll always be boko haram. We can only reduce the number of successful attacks. If the gate men at the ThisDay Abuja office had been a bit more security conscious, perhaps they wouldn't hav opened the gate for the suicide bombers. Also every organisation or company located in north must devise its own internal security measures and train its staff on counter terrorism measures. Whatever arrangement one has put in place should be evaluated from time to time with MOCK terrorism attack. All hands must be on deck until we overcome

Kudos to the Brave men. We

Kudos to the Brave men. We need men like them in Our society where r those accussing all northerners os Culpability with BH.? Our fellow Hausa caught the kanuri wolf in sheef skin kudos hausa.

NIGERIA IS A RUSE

You are right on point, this is a forced marriage that will never work. Nigeria is an imagination and a trap set for Africans by the British. Unless there is an unbundling of the parts that have never agreed on any issue then, the killing spree will be perpetrated by these criminals.

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