Press Freedom:Army Shut Down Daily Trust Office

by on January 6, 2019

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.

The reason for the arrest was not known  by the newspaper outfit, but the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East might have warranted their arrest.

Daily Trust also reported 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.

A witness told Daily Trust  that the soldiers requested to see Daily Trust’s Political Editor, Hamza Idris, whose byeline appeared on the story.

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