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Nigerian military raids Daily Trust office in Maiduguri, arrest 2 journalists

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Armed soldiers on Sunday invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno state and arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.

According to the paper’s report, it was 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.

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The newspaper 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.

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