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Armed soldiers stormed Daily Trust Newspaper office, arrested its Editor, a reporter, and took away laptop computers

Nigerian soldiers

Soldiers on Sunday invaded the headquarters of the Daily Trust Newspaper in Jabi, Abuja.

The armed military operatives took away computers laptops and other properties from the newsroom.

Although the Nigerian Army is yet to speak on the incident, report however has it that the incident came following a lead story published by the newspaper regarding the military operation in North-East Nigeria.

The paper had reported plans by the military to reclaim Baga and other communities allegedly taken over by Boko Haram in December 2018.

The military had noted that no territory in Nigeria was being occupied by the terrorist group, adding that negative reports about the activities of the military in the region would kill the morale of troops fighting the insurgency.

Military operatives had earlier stormed the Maiduguri office of the newspaper, arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar, and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.

The Nigerian Army is yet to make an official statement regarding the incident.

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