The alleged suspected facilitator of suicide bombing activities of ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents, Abubakar Kori has confessed that he was paid not less than N5, 000 for each suicide bomb attack carried out by the insurgents in Maiduguri.
Penpushing reports that the 25, is among the 22 people arrested by the police in Borno and Yobe for their alleged involvement in suicide bombing activities carried out by the insurgents, affirming that he received N5,000 as payment for facilitating the execution of each suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri and its environs.
The suspect said to be a security guard at a fuel dispensing station in Dalori area of Maiduguri, further disclosed that he participated in several suicide bomb attacks in recent months in the metropolis.
“My role is to keep the Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) for onward delivery to another person who will carry out the attack. On different occasions, two of my acquaintances gave a parcel to keep for somebody, who will come and take it’,he confessed.
“I normally kept the parcel in my duty post; the appointed person would come and picked it; after successful delivery, they paid me N5, 000. We reside in the same neighbourhood in Maiduguri; they always told me that the parcel was given to them by one Ba’Adam, and asked me to keep it. They introduced me to Ba’Adam, who is the mastermind of the attacks,” he revealed.
The United Nations (UN) has called Nigerian Media to stop promoting conflicts in the interest of peace and justice, adding that the media must facilitate informed debates with opportunities for all citizens to express their views.
The Country Director of United Nations Information Centre in Nigeria, Mr. Ronald Kayanja made the call while delivering the second anniversary lecture of Penpushing Media with the theme, "The Media and the Quests for Peace, Justice and Strong Institution in Nigeria’
Kayanja also called for capacity building of journalists to achieve objective reportage of the country, stressing that it was the duty of the media to build a sense of community among the people and also serve as vehicle for cultural cohesion.
In similar vein, he called on the media to desist from engaging school drop outs as journalists to save cost noting that the damages it has on the profession was enormous, with a call for the engagement of more authentic journalists in the media industry.
In his remark, Chairman on the occasion, Mr. Felix Ogunaike called on Nigerians to be wary of fake news which he said was a result of laziness and quackery.