Members of the dreaded and deadly Boko Haram sect in an email have threatened to kill a features editor of THISDAY news body.
The death threat was served to the reporter, Adeola Akinremi, after he wrote a piece titled, ‘Why Boko Haram don’t deserve our amnesty.’
An excerpt of the e-mail read thus:
“We have seen your hand against us . Inshallah you will die like other infidels that we captured,” read the mail, signed by one Abu Musab Abul-Barnawi.
“You have been joining our enemies. You are made yourself their mouth [sic] 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.”
The death threat was issued to him after his return from Adamawa state to investigate killings by the insurgents and the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
It would be recall, Thisday had suffered spate of attacks from the sect in the past as the group had unleashed mayhem in April 2012, at the Abuja and Kano office of the media house.