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Armed soldiers invade Daily Trust office in Abuja

Armed military personnel, on Sunday, invaded the headquarters of Daily Trust newspaper in Jabi area of Abuja, carting away computers, laptops and other gadgets from the newsroom.

According to Punch Newspaper, the intent of the action remains uncoewrt although it was gathered the incident might be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operations in the North East.

The paper had reported that the Nigerian military is making plans to reclaim Baga and other communities taken over by Boko Haram some weeks ago.

The military authorities had earlier claimed that no territory was being occupied by the insurgents.

Before the raid on the newspaper’s office in Abuja, military operatives were said to have also stormed its regional office in Maiduguri, Borno state, arresting the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab. According to an eye witness, the soldiers requested to see the paper’s Political Editor, Hamza Idris, whose byeline appeared on the story.

 

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