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Nigeria - Army seizes newspaper issues day after day on “security” grounds

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the army's many seizures of newspapers, throughout Nigeria and urges the authorities to respect the public's right to information. Soldiers have seized many newspapers, including the Leadership, The Nation and Daily Trust, since 6 June, and have threatened and sometimes detained distribution personnel during the confiscations. Army spokesman Chris Olukolade described the seizures as a “routine security action” following “intelligence reports indicating (...)

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