This Day newspaper offices in the cities of Abuja and Kaduna in Nigeria have been bombed. At least 6 people have been killed in the blasts.
The Abuja attack happened in the Jabi/Utako area directly opposite the Jabi Motor park.
An attack of the This Day offices in Kaduna has also been reported.
The bombings are thought to have been conducted by suicide bombers. So far no group has claimed responsibility. Allegedly the suicide bomber rammed through the front gates of the ThisDay office and drove a car loaded with explosions into the newspaper's reception. However, Mr Yushau Shuaib, a National Emergency Management Agency spokesman said the blast “occurred inside the premises of a national newspaper...a preliminary investigation seems to indicate that the explosive device was planted somewhere within the premises, not likely a case of suicide bombing.”
Despite the area being cordoned off, and no one allowed in to the site, editorial board member of This Day Nasir El-Rufai was granted access and reported the following on Twitter:
"Most of the dead would be those packing and transporting newspapers & those leaving after the overnight shift.
"We also learnt that the ThisDay office in Kaduna was similarly targeted. Ten or more people are reported to have died. May their souls RIP"
ThisDay had got a phone warning in January about their reporting of BH activities and reported the threat to the security agencies...."
The Sun newspaper editor has dismissed reports of an attack on their office in Abuja.