Uthman Abubakar, the Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust, has been released by the army, after being detained for almost three days. The army defended its action, accusing the paper of jeopardising national security.
Army Releases Daily Trust Editor
Premium Times, 8 January 2019
The Maiduguri bureau chief of Daily Trust newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, who was detained by the Army on Sunday, has been released, the paper confirmed Tuesday. Read more »
Release Daily Trust Editor Immediately - CPJ
CPJ, 7 January 2019
Nigerian authorities should immediately release Uthman Abubakar, an editor of the privately owned Daily Trust, return equipment seized in raids on the paper's offices, and cease… Read more »
International Press Institute Condemns Army's Invasion of Daily Trust
The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, has condemned the invasion of Daily Trust by the Nigerian army. Read more »
The raid happened after the newspaper published a report detailing how the Nigerian military assembled troops and equipment in preparation for a massive operation to retake Baga ... Read more »
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