Some hours after armed officers of the Nigerian Army invaded the Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, another set of armed soldiers have invaded Abuja headquarters of the newspaper.
Earlier in the morning, soldiers who stormed the Maiduguri office of the newspaper arrested its regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab. Their whereabouts are yet unknown.
It was not clear why the soldiers invaded the office. But the newspaper says it may be connected to its lead story on Sunday which focused on military operations in the North-East.
They were also said to have shut the gate of the Maiduguri regional office, after arresting the two editorial staff in sight.
The soldiers had also requested to see Daily Trust’s Political Editor, Hamza Idris, whose byline appeared on the story, a witness said.