Practicing journalists in and around Abuja metropolis have removed stickers and identification cards from their cars for fear of any attack by the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY investigation shows that most of the media workers who had some form of identification in their possession to prevent harassment and intimidation from some notorious security personnel, have now removed them due to security challenges in Nigeria.
Members of the sect had released a video in the internet showing how ThisDay newspapers was bombed with a threat to attack more newspapers outfits.
LEADERSHIP SUNDAY also gathered that journalists are apprehensive because the security agencies and the federal government seem to be overwhelmed by the situation.
This is because the systematic way in which this group is operating suggests that government is either playing politics with people’s lives or it doesn’t know what to do.
Some of the journalists that spoke with LEADERSHIP SUNDAY said they had to remove the stickers and identifications to protect themselves from being attacked by Boko Haram.
They added, “you know that journalists are now target of attack going by the recent development in the country, because after ThisDay was bombed, the group claimed responsibility although some of us doubt the credibility of the report.
“But two or three days later the sect released a video footage of the ThisDay bomb blast showing how the utility sport jeep driven by the suicide bomber entered.