The plain-clothed officers who said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai conducted a search at the office of the online newspaper shortly after closing hours.
Reacting to the raid, the medium's Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed said: “They should stop deluding themselves that they can muzzle the press and intimidate Premium Times.”
“They should know that our loyalty lies with our readers and the Nigerian people who have a right to know.”
He vowed that the online newspaper will continue “to discharge its responsibilities in line with global best practices, social responsibility and patriotism, even at great risk to our personal liberties”.
This is coming after Premium Times refused to retract news stories about the Nigerian Army and its operations.