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BREAKING: Soldiers Shut Down Daily Trust Offices In Abuja, Borno, Arrest Editor, Reporter

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Armed officers said to be men of the Nigerian Army, on Sunday, invaded the Daily Trust headquarters office in Abuja and its regional office in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The newspapers said hours after invading and shutting down Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, with editor and reporter arrested a new set of armed soldiers invaded Daily Trust head office, Abuja, packing computer set while ordering all members of staff to leave the newsroom.

The soldiers who, according to information gathered from the news medium, had stormed the premises of the newspaper’s office Sunday after and arrested its regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.

It was said it was not clear why they took the action but the news medium said: “it may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday which focused on military operations in the North-East.”

Daily Trust said it 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.

“A witness also noted that the soldiers requested to see Daily Trust’s Political Editor, Hamza Idris, whose byline appeared on the story,” Daily Trust said.

The military personnel were also said to have shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office, after arresting the two editorial staff in sight.

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