Soldiers have prevented the distribution of today’s edition of Vanguard newspaper in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, just as the circulation vehicles going to the South South and South East with the papers were stopped at Ore and Warri in Ondo and Delta states respectively.
In Ibadan, our correspondent gathered that Vanguard was not the only target as two other newspaper vans were also impounded, their drivers detained with their phones seized.
The soldiers have however cordoned off all roads leading to Oke Padre, a major distribution point for newspapers and magazines in the South West.
Chairman, Newspaper Distribution Agents of Nigeria, NDAN Oyo State, Mr. Abimbola Tunde, said more than 100 soldiers stormed the distribution point and seized all the papers.
“We don’t know any reason for this”, he said.
Posted By Valentino Godwin