The Defence Headquarters has said two journalists working for Aljazeera Television were found loitering around areas where military operations are ongoing in the North East and have been restrained in Maiduguri.
The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) in post on its website identified the journalists as Ahmed Idris and Mustafa Andy.
They “were noted to have been moving around various locations including restricted areas in Yobe and Borno State were also operating without any protection, accreditation or due clearance," it said.
"They were accordingly monitored by military intelligence operatives until they eventually had to be restrained to their hotel in Maiduguri. This followed the increasing suspicion that their activities were aimed at interfering with the ongoing military operations in the area," the DHQ stated.
The statement added that: "The motive, activities and some material in possession of these individuals are now are being investigated.
The DHQ said foreign journalists have earlier been cautioned against unauthorised and unprotected movements around the military operations area.
"This warning is hereby reiterated until formally reversed or lifted. Appropriate arrangements will however continue to be made to assist duly cleared journalists to cover activities in the mission area within the limits of adequate safety, security & necessary procedures." the DHQ statement said.
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