Metro Nigerian Army Targets Media After Boko Haram Attacks - Global Journalist



Nigerian soldiers interfered with the distribution of several of the country’s major newspapers June 6 amid criticism over the military’s failure to free nearly 300 schoolgirls captured by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The newspapers targeted included The Daily Trust, The Nation, Vanguard, Punch, and The Leadership, International Business Times reported.

Trucks carrying copies of newspapers were stopped and searched and at least one vendor selling daily newspapers was beaten, Nigeria’s The Nation newspaper reported. In other parts of the country, vendors were ordered not to display the newspaper.

Armed soldiers entered the distribution center of The Daily Trust in the capital Abuja, where they searched each copy of the newspaper’s Saturday edition for “security risk material,” the newspaper said. Soldiers also prevented delivery of the newspaper from a distribution center in the northern city of Kano.

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