Uthman Abubakar, the detained Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust, has just been released by the military authorities. Abubakar was detained since Sunday afternoon.
The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, disclosed the development shortly after speaking to the editor who was brought back to the Maiduguri office by an unnamed Major who handed him over to a Security officer at the office.
Uthman who maintains that he was courteously treated, however, said his mobile devices (phones and laptop) are still with the military. They told him that they need time to finish the forensic checks they are carrying out on the equipment.