Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Nigerian Journalist Killed
Alhaji Zakariya Isa, a reporter and cameraman for the state-owned Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), was killed after being shot in the head several times. The attack, which took place near his home in Maiduguri on 22nd October, has been claimed by a radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram. A spokesman for Boko Haram (which translates to “Western education is forbidden”) accused Isa of being a spy for the Nigerian security agency, but this has been disputed by both Isa’s colleagues and the intelligence services.