and disbelief enveloped the country on Sunday after heavily armed soldiers invaded the Abuja head office and other outposts of the Daily Trust newspaper. Soldiers  sealed off the newspaper’s offices in Maiduguri (Borno State) and Lagos, chasing away members of staff and carting away computers in an occupation that lasted about five hours. The reckless invasion is a stark reminder of the brutal violations that were pervasive in the dark days of military dictatorship. To curb this illegal and indefensible assault on the media, those who ordered it should be exposed and made to account for their brutish act.

Report Details

Report Type: Equipment or Property Damage
Location: Borno
Victim: Uthman Abubakar and Ibrahim Sawab
Affiliation: Military invasion of Daily Trust, indefensible
Assailant: Nigeria Soldiers