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Gun-wielding soldiers have invaded and shut down Daily Trust’s office in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Happeningnownews can confirm.

Soldiers in front of Daily Trust’s office in Maiduguri, shutting the office.

The Online Editor of Daily Trust, Mr. Biodun Alade, confirmed this to Vanguard on Sunday.

According to him, the soldiers invaded the office and arrested both the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter Ibrahim Sawab.

Soldiers in front of Daily Trust’s office in Maiduguri, shutting the office.

He said the arrest is not unconnected with a lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East.

According to him, “Armed military  officials have invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri and arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter Ibrahim Sawab. 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. The military also shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office.”

 

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