Soldiers allegedly invaded and shut down Daily Trust’s offices in Abuja and Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Sunday, 6/1/19.
The Online Editor of Daily Trust, Mr. Biodun Alade, confirmed this on Sunday evening. According to him, the soldiers invaded the offices and arrested both the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab.
He said that the soldiers had asked staff members at the Abuja office to pack their working tools, including laptops and leave the premises. According to him, It is not clear why they took the action but it may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operations in the North East.
The military also shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office.”