The detained Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust, Uthman Abubakar has been released by the military authorities.

The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday shortly after speaking to the editor, who had been in detention since Sunday

According to Dan-Ali, Abubakar was brought back to the Maiduguri office of the newspaper by an unnamed major who handed him over to a security officer at the office.

The statement stated that Abubakar said he was courteously treated, but stated that his mobile phones and laptop were still with the military. “They told him that they need time to finish the forensic checks they are carrying out on the equipment,” the statement added.

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