Soldiers In Nigeria, Impounded The Latest Edition Of The Vanguard Newspapers Meant For Distribution Across The Country
About 100 soldiers early on Friday barricaded major roads in the southwest of Nigeria and impounded the latest edition of The Vanguard newspaper meant for distribution across the country.Bales of the paper’s edition were seized in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state by soldiers who stopped the circulation vehicles going to the south and southeast with the papers.
Witnesses say the vehicle and some other newspapers were stopped at Ore and Warri in Ondo and Delta states and were impounded by the soldiers who gave no reason for the move since no newspapers had carried out articles critical of the military.
The Vanguard has since issued a statement saying its news stables and newspaper vans were also impounded, their drivers detained and their phones seized.
The Chairman, Newspaper Distribution Agents of Nigeria, NDAN Oyo State, Mr. Abimbola Tunde, said more than 100 soldiers stormed the distribution point and seized all the papers.
We don’t know any reason for this he said.
The Nigerian army which has come under increasing pressure to resolve the abduction of some 200 schoolgirls and rein in Boko Haram has not commented on the clampdown.
( Courtesy Government of Nigeria, APA & AGENCIES ……. Source …….. NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS)