Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:32 am
Operatives of Nigerian Army has begun systematic intimidation of Nigerian journalists this morning in Benin, Edo state.
Journalists who set out to monitor the presidential and National Assembly elections were barred from moving in their private vehicles by soldiers who insisted that they could only in official cars.
Gabriel Ordia of Galaxy TV and his crew were turned back from travelling to Edo Central senatorial district.
As at the time of filing this report, the Public Relations Officer of 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army in Benin, Captain Abubakar Abdulahi, who was called for intervention, promised to talk to the military operatives.
Some members of the public are however sceptical that the presence of the military operatives could intimidate electorates from coming out to exercise their franchise.