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MILITARY NOT CONFISCATING CRITICAL NEWSPAPERS – DHQ PRESS RELEASE

DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

P M B 309

GARKI – ABUJA

DHQ/ABJ/901/32/DDI 6 June 2014

PRESS RELEASE: MILITARY NOT CONFISCATING CRITICAL NEWSPAPERS

Troops this morning embarked on thorough search of vehicles conveying newspapers and newsprints across board. This followed intelligence report indicating movement of materials with grave security implications across the country using the channel of newsprint related consignments.

The Defence Headquarters wishes to clarify that the exercise has nothing to do with content or operation of the media organizations or their personnel as is being wrongly imputed by a section of the press. The military appreciates and indeed respects the role of the media as an indispensable partner in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation and the overall advancement of our country’s democratic credentials. As such, the military will not deliberately and without cause, infringe on the freedom of the press.

The general public and the affected media organizations in particular are assured that the exercise was a routine security action and should not be misconstrued for any other motive.

CHRIS OLUKOLADE

Major General

Director Defence Information

http://www.reubenabati.com.ng/MILITARY-NOT-CONFISCATING-CRITICAL-NEWSPAPERS.html

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