The dreaded Boko Haram sect has taken its war to members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm, vowing to murder a respected senior journalist with Thisday Newspaper, Adeola Akinremi, for daring to write about their brutality and killing of innocent civilians.
Akinremi who is the Features Editor of the newspaper, had undertaken a journey to Adamawa State to investigate the killings by the deadly insurgents and the plight of victims currently in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in May.
On completion of his assignment, Akinremi worte a piece entitled: 'Why Boko Haram don’t deserve our amnesty.'
But that article seems to have irked the insurgents who have vowed to kill the Editor whom the call an 'infidel.'
The scary threat letter to Akinremi, signed by one Abu Musab Abul-Barnawi is reproduced here unedited:
“We have seen your hand against us. Inshallah, you will die like other infidels that we captured.
You have been joining our enemies. You are made yourself their mouth but we will get you insha Allah. This is a holy mission for Allah, so stop writing against us.
You’re going too Michika calling yourself a brave journalist, but you’re a coward. We will get you.
Its your government that talks amnesty, we are not looking for amnesty. Allah is with us. You’re now a walking dead and a prey to the Lions of Islam from the bullet of a passing car or a nearby rooftop.
We are not asking you to repent, because of your error, we will use your blood to send warning to others.
Those people from America and Europe that are using you against our mission will soon know the truth. Our wounded fighters will never give up. they will return to fight for Allah to get their reward. Your soldier will soon know the truth."
In the past, the sect has carried out attacks on some media outfits including the offices of Thisday, Sun Newspaper and The Moment Newspaper in Abuja and Kaduna.
They have also killed two prominent journalists, Zakariyya Isa, a reporter with NTA Maiduguri, Borno State and Enenche Akogwu, the Kano State correspondent of Channels Television.