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Breaking: Soldiers shut down Daily Trust office, arrest two editorial staff

Military officers in Nigeria Sunday afternoon invaded a regional office of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, Borno state.

The troops arrested the regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab and shut the gate of the office.

The arrest may not be unconnected to the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday about the military operation in the North East.

Daily Trust earlier on Sunday reported that the Nigerian military has assembled thousands of troops and equipment in preparation for a massive operation to retake Baga and five other towns in the northern part of Borno State from Boko Haram.

The media outfit said it learnt that all the three arms of the nation’s armed forces, the army, navy and the air force, would be involved in the major offensive to flush out the insurgents from the areas they have captured.

“A major operation is on the way but we can’t divulge the details to you,” Daily Trust reported.

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