Nige­ria mil­i­tary sets ed­i­tor free

The East African - - OUTLOOK -

Nige­ria’s mil­i­tary has re­leased an ed­i­tor two days after de­tain­ing him over an ar­ti­cle they deemed dan­ger­ous.

Sol­diers had raided the of­fices in Abuja and shut down its bureau in Maiduguri be­fore de­tain­ing the de­tained re­gional ed­i­tor Uth­man Abubakar. The mil­i­tary later said the ar­ti­cle had “di­vulged clas­si­fied mil­i­tary in­for­ma­tion.” Is­lamist mil­i­tants have stepped up at­tacks in the north­east in re­cent months, pil­ing pres­sure on Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, who came to power in 2015 promis­ing to crush the in­sur­gency.

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