The Nigerian Army has denied invading NUJ (Nigerian Union of Journalist) Press Centre in Umuahia.
According to the alleged report, troops on patrol in Umuahia town were said to have invaded NUJ Press Centre in Umuahia at about 10am.
In a statement released by the Assistant Director Public Relations 14 Brigade, Major Oyegoke Badamosi Tuesday evening, Army admitted there was an issue between some soldiers on routine patrol, but said the “magnitude is not as was reported”.
The statement further states, “What happened was that while the soldiers on patrol near the Abia State NUJ Secretariat, they noticed some people filming them. Unfortunately, they seized and damaged their recording devices; an iPad and 2 mobile phones. Preliminary investigation shows that the items belongs to journalists on their legitimate duties.
“Consequently, the Commander 14 Brigade and Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division waded into the matter which has since been resolved amicably.
“In addition, the soldiers involved will face disciplinary action.
“The public are please requested to eschew rumour mongering and go about their lawful business.”