Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s central office on January 6 when the military arrived looking for him. Soldiers with AK47s walked between the newsroom desks repeating his name, he told CPJ. It was the second raid on the paper that day; the first hit the bureau based in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, where Idris had worked for years.

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Report Details

Report Type: Harassment
Location: Borno
Victim: Nigerian Daily Trust
Affiliation: Nigerian military targeted journalists’ phones, computers with “forensic search” for sources
Assailant: Nigeria Military

Nigerian military targeted journalists’ phones, computers with “forensic search” for sources

Hamza Idris, an editor with the Nigerian Daily Trust, was at the newspaper’s cent...
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