Are we in the era of suppression of the freedom of the press, and speech?
Soldiers seize pro-Biafra newspapers in Aba
BY UGOCHUKWU ALARIBE
ABA- A team of soldiers believed to be attached to the 144 Battalion, Asa Ukwa West local council, Abia state, Tuesday invaded a newspaper office along St. Michael’s road, Aba and seizes copies from vendors.
Vanguard gathered that the confiscated papers were both unsold and new editions of New Republic, Vesym, Freedom Journal and some copies of Authority Newspapers.
Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the soldiers who arrived in two Hilux vans arrived the area which serves as the hub of newspaper business in Aba, at about 7am and confiscated newspaper bearing pro Biafra stories.
According to the eyewitnesses, the soldiers packed the unsold and current editions of the said papers into their vans and left the place and vowed to arrest the publishers of the various newspapers.
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