Media Clampdown Will Continue –Army

The Nigerian Army has said that its routine security operation that led to the ongoing clampdown on the media will continue until it is satisfied.

The Director, Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Chris Olukolade, said this on Tuesday while featuring on a programme, entitled Focus Nigeria on the African Independent Television, AIT.

While admitting that the exercise was at a cost to the media, it would not stop until the military was certain that vehicles the media groups are using were not being used to carry arms and ammunition for the insurgents.

He, however, pleaded for understanding, saying the media must consider the military action as one of the sacrifices that should be made for national security.

Olukolade denied media reports that the drivers of the media circulation vehicles were being detained and that newspapers were being confiscated.

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