Monday, September 19, 2011

Boko Haram releases video of Abuja UN suicide bomber

19 September 2011

The violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, on Sunday released videos of the suicide bomber that carried out the August 26 attack on the United Nations’ building in Abuja.

Agence France-Presse reports that the two video clips show the suicide bomber pleading with the members of his family to “understand” why the UN building must be bombed.

A spokesperson of the sect who reportedly called the news agency after it had obtained the tapes said the man in the video was 27-year-old Mohammed Abul Barra. Boko Haram had named Barra as the man who drove a bomb-laden Honda Accord car into the UN office.

Barra, said to be a panel beater said the bombing was carried out “to send a message to US President, (Barak) Obama and other infidels.”

Other portions of the videos referred to the UN headquarters as a “forum of all the global evil,” and offered praise for Osama Bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader killed by US special forces in Pakistan.

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