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JUST IN: Armed soldiers raid Daily Trust office in Maiduguri, arrests editor, reporter

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Armed soldiers on Sunday afternoon invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The soldiers arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab, reports the Daily Trust.

No reason was given for their arrest, but report has it that it may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East.

It was also learnt that the soldiers shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office of the Daily Trust, after arresting the two editorial staff on sight at the time of the raid.

A witness said the soldiers requested to see Daily Trust’s Political Editor, Hamza Idris, whose byeline appeared on the story.

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