Armed soldiers shut down Daily Trust office in Borno, arrest workers [READ MORE]


Armed soldiers on Sunday, January 6, invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno state, the newspaper revealed on its site.

According to the report, the soldiers arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.

The newspaper said the soldiers action may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on on military operations in the northeast.

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the soldiers shut the gate of the newspaper’s Maiduguri regional office, after arresting the two editorial staff on sight at the time of the raid.

An eye-witness also noted that the soldiers requested to see Daily Trust’s political editor, Hamza Idris, whose byline appeared on the story.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara state government on Tuesday, January 1, donated N5 million to 10 injured soldiers receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau.

The soldiers were wounded in an ambush by armed bandits at Dumburum forest in Zurmi local government area of the state.

The ambush, which occurred on Wednesday, December 28, resulted to casualties for both the Nigerian soldiers and their Niger Republic counterparts.



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