Armed soldiers on Sunday invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno state and arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.
HAPPENING NOW: SOLDIERS INVADE DAILY TRUST HEAD OFFICE IN ABUJA (PHOTOS)
WITNESSES ACCOUNT: HOW NIGERIAN SECURITY AGENTS ARRESTED DAILY TRUST’S EDITOR, REPORTER IN MAIDUGURI
It is not clear why they took the action but it may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East.
UPDATE: MILITARY INVASION: WHEREABOUTS OF DAILY TRUST STAFF UNKNOWN
Daily Trust also learnt that the soldiers shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office, after arresting the two editorial staff on sight at the time of the raid.
READ ALSO: ARMY YET TO DISCLOSE WHEREABOUTS OF ARRESTED DAILY TRUST EDITOR, REPORTERS
A witness also noted that the soldiers requested to see Daily Trust’s Political Editor, Hamza Idris, whose byeline appeared on the story.
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