Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nigerian newspaper stormed to prevent story publication

The regional offices in Kano of the Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust were stormed on the third of January to prevent the publication of an article about local protests. An armed band entered into the building, injuring a security guard, and started to destroy everything inside: they were prevented to set the office ablaze by the police arrival. Daily Trust was covering the rallies against the fuel subsidies cut implemented by federal government with the support of the local authorities, a move that has been greatly criticized by local population. The attempt to prevent the publication of the story is believed to be the reason for the assault to the newspaper.

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