Nigerian sect shoots, kills state-run TV cameraman

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Posted: Oct 22, 2011 5:27 PM
Nigerian sect shoots, kills state-run TV cameraman

Authorities in Nigeria say members of a radical Muslim sect in the northeast have shot dead a cameraman for the state-run television network after making a threat against journalists in the oil-rich country.

A military spokesman confirmed the killing Saturday of Zakariya Isa, a cameraman for the Nigerian Television Authority. Col. Victor Ebhaleme said Isa died after sustaining several gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Police said they have made no arrests.

Authorities blamed the attack on a radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of assassinations and bombings in northern Nigeria in its campaign to implement strict Shariah law in Africa's most populous nation.