8 January 2019

Nigerian Military release Daily Trust Bureau-Chief Uthman Abubakar

The Daily Trust  Bureau-Chief Uthman Abubakar that was arrest by the Nigerian Military after the invasion on the building last week has been released.
The  Bureau-Chief was taken in by the military after a raid on the Maiduguri office of the newspaper on Sunday January 6th.

Abubakar was released this evening and is said to be in a stable condition.  He was allowed to go home even though his mobile devices are still with the security operatives who released him.

Recall that Abubakar was arrested alongside a reporter for the newspaper, Ibrahim Sawab, after the Army raided their Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna and Maiduguri offices.

In a statement released on Monday, the Army said the raid was as a result of a story the newspaper published that could jeopardize national security.

Sawab has since been released.

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