The military authorities in Nigeria have warned that it would not condone journalist carrying out their assignments in or around operational areas without authorization, or necessary security arrangement from the military.
A source revealed that the two Aljazera journalists who were recently detained, got into troubled waters because of this, and that they were being released from military custody to the State Security Services, for further interrogation and possible release.
It was further gathered that the nation’s security chiefs had to take the move as a precautionary measure, and that the journalists involved in the issue are Nigerians who were being treated in accordance with Nigerian laws.
The source said that the military and the intelligence community would not tolerate any suspected incidence of spying.
“The thing is that they are being transferred to the DSS who will handle the subsequent interrogation.
“As it is expected, they would be released eventually but we are trying to pass a message that people should not violate our security procedure in the name of journalism.