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Armed soldiers invade Daily Trust office, arrest Editor

 

Armed soldiers have invaded the regional office of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, Borno state and arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.
It is not clear why they took the action but it may not be unconnected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East.

Daily Trust also learnt that the soldiers shut the gate of the Maiduguri office of the newspaper, 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 byeline appeared on the story.

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