North-east regional editor of Daily Trust Newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, has been released.
Editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Mannir Dan-Ali, announced the release after receiving Abubakar who
was brought into the Maiduguri office by an army officer.
Soldiers had invaded the head office of the newspaper in Abuja and its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.
The soldiers barricaded the gate of the Maiduguri office after arresting two editorial staff.
Abubakar said he was courteously treated while in detention, but his mobiles phones and laptops are yet to be handed over to him.