Just In: Armed Soldiers Storm Daily Trust Office in Borno, Arrest Editor, Reporter

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

According to Daily Trust, it’s unclear why they took the action but they suspect it may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East.

Daily Trust also 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 byeline appeared on the story.

Details later.

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