While reacting to the attack, the union in a statement signed by its spokesperson Osita Okechukwu, said “we commiserate with Thisday, Sun, Moment newspapers and the immediate families of the dead and wounded, we pray that God in his infinite mercy will provide and protect the afflicted”
The union called for “a new chapter on deep thought of how best to reposition our dear country to utilize and…reposition…our federalism to true democracy.” and urged the master-minds of the islamic sect to stop holding the wrong stick of history.
According to the union “…we are at a loss how wanton killing of both Muslims and Christian in a secular society like Nigeria will achieve the irrational check-list of Boko Haram minders”
CNPP in the statement also said “We are of the candid view that Nigeria will remain a secular united state; as nobody has the powers to evacute neither Muslims of the South to the North, nor Christians of the North to the South, in the same vein the abject poverty in the North is also prevalent in the South.”
It appears that the new target of the Boko haram, the islamis sect, following its’ attack on ThisDay’s Abuja office as well as a complex housing ThisDay, Sun and Moment newspapers in Kaduna, leaving at least five people dead and many more injured, on Thursday.
In the interview by a member who claimed to be Abul Qaqa, Boko Haram said the attacks were meant to send a message to the media that it was fed up with alleged misrepresentations of its position by journalists.
“We have repeatedly cautioned reporters and media houses to be professional and objective in their reports. This is a war between us and the government of Nigeria; unfortunately the media have not been objective and fair in their reports of the ongoing war; they chose to take side,” Mr Qaqa said.