Pressure Forces Release of Nigerian Journalists Targeted by Army

Nigerian police released two journalists from PREMIUM TIMES who were arrested in a raid Thursday afternoon on the paper's head office in Abuja. The newspaper's publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, along with judiciary correspondent Evelyn Okakwu, were allowed to leave but ordered to appear Friday.

Police said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. The Army has threatened to sue the paper over coverage of operations in the fight against Boko Haram and Buratai's actions.Lawyers for the paper unequivocally rejected the demand for retractions and apology.

Police outside PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja during raid and arrest the newspaper’s publisher and a reporter.

Nigeria Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai and Premium Times publisher Dapo Olorunyomi,


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