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Gunmen Storm THISDAY Newspaper Abuja Office, Threaten To Kill Staff

The armed men came in through the back fence of the company’s premises.

Gunmen on Thursday stormed the Utako, Abuja, office of THISDAY newspaper.

According to the newspaper, the armed men came in through the back fence of the company’s premises.


Although the mission of the armed men, who arrived the premises at about 3:00am has yet to be ascertained, the company’s private security men, who were on duty, said the armed men subjected everyone on duty, mostly the production staff members to inhuman treatment – threatening to kill all of them if they attempted to alert policemen.

The armed men, who left after about 45 minutes of frightening operation, vowed to come back again in the days ahead.

The newspaper, however, said it has since reported the matter at the Divisional Police Headquarters, in Utako, Abuja.

On April 26, 2012, some suicide bombers hit THISDAY offices in Abuja and Kano, killing at least 11 persons.
However, while rescue was ongoing in Abuja in the wake of the attack, another explosion went off in its Kaduna office.

The Kaduna attack occurred in Kontagora Road by Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, at a building housing some media houses, which included THISDAY and The Sun newspapers.

Two security men and the suicide bomber, who came in a Sport Utility Vehicle, died in the Abuja attack, while five other support staff sustained injuries.