ThisDay: 11 Killed Nigeria Newspaper Office Attacks (Pic)
Suicide Bomber Targets Abuja Newspaper Office
At least seven people are confirmed dead in Abuja after a suicide bomber attacked the offices of ThisDay, a major Nigerian newspaper.
The attacker drove a car carrying explosives into the end of the building, which housed ThisDay's printing presses. The force of the blast sent debris throughout the building, blowing out the windows and destroying part of the roof. You can see a photo of the wreckage below.
In nearby Kaduna, another attacker threw a bomb at a building where ThisDay, The Moment, and The Daily Sun keep offices. That attacker also intended to drive the explosive into the building, but was stopped by a crowd of people. Four people were killed in the Kaduna attack; the bomber was arrested.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, nor were any attacks threatened prior to the blasts. In 2002, an article written by Isioma Daniel, published by ThisDay, suggested that the Prophet Muhammad would have married a Miss World contestant; religious fundamentalists didn't like that one bit. The article sparked deadly riots in Kaduna. Over 200 people were killed.