Military says media clampdown will continue
The Nigerian Army has said there will be no le ongoing clampdown on the media will continue until it is satisfied with its checks on the nation's newspapers distribution network.
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 monitored in Lagos.
Though he admitted that the onslaught was at a cost to the media, it would not stop until the military was satisfied that none of the circulating vehicles of the media organisations is being used to carry arms and ammunition for the insurgents.
The military spokesman 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.