The detained Bureau Chief of Daily Trust in Maiduguri, Uthman Abubakar, has been released by the military authorities who detained him since Sunday afternoon.
The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, announced the release shortly after speaking to the editor who was brought back to the Maiduguri office by an unnamed Major who handed him over to a Security Officer at the office.
Uthman who maintains that he was courteously treated however said his mobile phones and laptop are still with the military. They told him that they need time to finish the forensic checks they are carrying out on the equipment.
The Editor-in-Chief added that computers and laptops taken from the Abuja head office have similarly not been returned.
Senior government officials have continue to say that the items will be released shortly.