Abuja - The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, on Monday said the Department of State Services (DSS) had arrested a suspect fronting for the Boko Haram sect.
Omeri said at a joint news conference in Abuja that the suspect was extorting money from some influential Nigerians allegedly to protect them.
The coordinator, who is also the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), said the suspect was being interrogated.
He appealed for understanding on some of the measures being adopted by security agencies in addressing the current challenge.
The coordinator said the action was meant to guarantee safety and not punitive measure.
Also, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director, Defence Information, said the military had no problem with the media and would not for whatever reason hamper their activities.
Olukolade said the current check on vehicles conveying newspapers to different areas of the country from their production point was not a clampdown.
He said the military had benefited from press freedom and would ensure that the freedom was guaranteed.
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