6 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian newspaper offices

Written by: Pti
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Paul Ohia Abuja, Apr 26: At least six people were killed when suspected suicide bombers attacked offices of major Nigerian newspapers in the capital city of Abuja and neighbouring Kaduna state today.

An eyewitness told PTI that the bombing in Abuja only targeted the office of the daily 'ThisDay' and the attacker could not make it into the main premises because it was permanently locked while the workers enter through the back entrance.

Olusegun Adeniyi, chairman of the ThisDay's editorial board, said the suicide bomber came in a jeep. Adeniyi said the two security guards were killed in the blast along with the bomber. "The front side of the printing press building located at the entrance caved in and some security men were wounded.

A journalist, Senator Iroegbu sustained minor injuries and all have been taken to hospital for treatment," a reporter with the newspaper Damilola Oyedele told PTI.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) spokesperson Yushua Shuaib confirmed the explosions saying that the Kaduna blast targeted offices of ThisDay, the Sun and Moment newspapers located along Kontagora road.

The bomb attack in Kaduna killed at least three people. On April 17, US had warned its citizens of a possible attack by Nigerian Islamic militants in the country's capital territory Abuja including top hotels located within the city.


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