The soldiers involved in the invasion of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abia State Secretariat, Umuahia will face disciplinary action.
This was expressed in a statement signed by the Assistant Director Public Relations 14 Brigade, Major Oyegoke Badamosi.
“The attention of 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, has been drawn to social media publications alleging that troops on patrol in Umuahia town have invaded the NUJ Press Centre in Umuahia at about 10.00am today.
“While it was true there was an issue between some soldiers on routine patrol, the magnitude is not as was reported,” it stated.
The Army explained that what happened was that while the soldiers on patrol near the Abia State NUJ Secretariat, noticed some people filming them, it was unfortunately, they seized and damaged their recording devices; an iPad and two mobile phones.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the items belong 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,” it concluded.