Politics Nigeria Slowly Edging Back To The Dark Days Of Military Dictatorship- Sahara Reporters



Former Nigerian Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is worried that Nigeria is on the verge of a return to the dark days of military dictatorship when the press was frequently harassed and muzzled.

Reacting to reports of the confiscation of thousands of copies of some newspapers by the military, Atiku warned that the freedom of the press is a non-negotiable component of democracy.

“By attacking the press and arresting journalists, aren't we slowly edging back to the dark days of military dictatorship”? Atiku asked on social networking site, Twitter.

“The war on terror needs citizens' and press' cooperation, which is being made difficult by the harassment of the press”.

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Source: Sahara Reporters