Friday, 22 August 2014

Shocking: Army invade Daily Trust Newspaper Over Mutiny Reports

Armed soldiers from 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Thursday, stormed the Maiduguri Northeast regional office of Media Trust, publishers of Daily Trust Newspaper.
DailyPost gathered that two of the paper’s managers were quizzed on a story it published on alleged mutiny by troops of the division earlier in the week.

The story which unsettled Army authorities, was widely re-published by other media houses.

About eight soldiers led by the newly deployed spokesman of the 7 Division, Colonel Sani Usman, stormed the office located along Baga Road at about 12 noon yesterday, requesting for the author of the story.

They questioned the Regional Operations Manager, Jamilu Aliyu and the outgoing Operational Manager, Aminu Ado, on the orders of the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the division, Brigadier General M.Y Ibrahim.

The duo was however released after interrogation.

Both Aliyu and Ado said the staff were allegedly threatened and repeatedly cautioned to stop unnecessary criticism of the military in their reports.

A letter signed by the division Spokesman, Col. Usman, and dropped at the office, warned Daily Trust to retract the story, saying “failure to do so would henceforth attract sanctions.”

 “It is also noted that over time your paper has been unnecessarily critical of the military without cross-checking your facts with the formation.”


  1. Foolish people. All they know how to do is Oppress. Why them no storm Sambisa forest. God punish you all

  2. We dont have a government in this country. This people should be caged or fed to the lions

  3. @ Helen, why did the newspaper report the wrog thing? Most of these media people like to give false information. All they are after is to sell. Just dont jump to conclusion

    1. Jump tp conclusion? be like say your papa na military man. goat

  4. Whether the paper is right or wrong, the military are no disciplined in this country. Anytime dem don wear that dem uniform, they believe they are on top of the world. useless people

  5. Part of the problems we have in this country in the military. They add to problems instead of alleviating it and when they see Boko Haram, na run dem dey run. Bastards


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