SPN condemns raid on Daily Trust newspaper Updated for 2021


Updated: February 28, 2021

By Abiodun Bamigboye and Chinedu Bosah

Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in strong terms the inhuman invasion on Daily Trust Newspaper regional offices in Maiduguri, Lagos, Kaduna and its headquarters at Abuja by Armed soldiers on Sunday 6th January 2019.

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During the invasion the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab were arrested. Their laptops and several other publishing gadgets were carted away.

The army is relying on the draconian Official Secrets Act to harass and intimidate Daily Trust over a report on the ongoing battle against Boko Haram.

This is a gross violation of fundamental human right and freedom of the press. It is an act of suppression, which must not have a place in any democratic and civilized society, but reminiscent of the dark era of military dictatorship. It is one of those terror actions aimed at instilling fear in the mind of the masses, and stifles public opinion concerning the present administration. 

In view of the above, we demand immediate and unconditional release of the arrested staff, release of all seized working materials belonging to Daily Trust and an end to the siege on the press.


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