Billionaire founder of ThisDay newspaper, Nduka Obaigbena has condemned the bombing of the Abuja and Kaduna offices of his company on Thursday, saying he can never be cowed by the dreaded Boko Haram sect members. The militant sect on Thursday night claimed responsibility for the attack.
Obaigbena, while reacting to the sect members’ attack, said he was unmoved by their bombings and threats on his company, declaring that life must go on. Speaking at the ongoing South-South Economic Summit in Nigeria on Friday, the business mogul told a large audience including governors and security experts that no amount of bombing by any terrorist group can rob him of his social life…(read the news on the Bomb blast HERE and Boko Haram’s statement on why it was bombed HERE.) Meanwhile continue reading.
“A member of the audience sent a note to me a while ago, questioning my presence here today because my offices were bombed yesterday (Thursday). But I want to say this minute, that I am not scared of Boko Haram and life must continue. Whether they bombed my office or not, I can never be scared of Boko Haram,” he declared, adding that days of the terrorist groups were numbered in Nigeria. “We shall take care of the injured and make sure that things continue to go on smoothly, but we are not scared of either Boko Haram or their sponsors. We remain unshaken,” he stressed, while the audience responded with a resounding applause.
Late Thursday, the management of ThisDay Newspapers had in a statement said the explosion that rocked its Abuja office on Thursday will not deter it from the fundamental principles on which the newspaper was founded.
It added that the newspaper will continue to flourish and remain committed to democracy, free enterprise and social justice in the country.