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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau versus Nigeria Bad Journalism




News and reports from Nigeria national newspapers and few international news outfits like the BBC News broke to the world few hours ago that Nigeria Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, an Al-Qaeda affiliate was alive and seen in a new video. Link from BBC article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24274818
This is against claims by Nigerian military and security operatives in August 2013 that Abubakar Shekau is death.

The question when this news came out is where is the supposed video? Can you believe that for more than 24 hours of this news breaking nobody even the journalist writing about it can't show the public a prove of this video?


This journalist's approach is very concerning to me. I found it interesting that these journalists are claiming to be doing an expose of sort; however, the video they keep referencing apparently is non-existent. Why not post the video? The lack of posting the video raises questions of credibility and reliability.

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