25 October 2011
Alhaji Zakariya Isa, a journalist working for the government-owned Nigerian Television Authority, was killed on Saturday by gunmen who attacked him at his home in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, in the far northeast where Africa
's most populous nation borders Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden", has been behind dozens of shootings in
Nigeria 's northeast this year, usually targeting authority and religious figures.
This is the first journalist to have been slain by the sect, although it has warned reporters not to misquote Boko Haram.