Armed Men Detain Journalists Covering Elections

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Nonso Isiguzo
Nonso Isiguzo

On March 9, 2019, Nonso Isiguzo, a news manager with the privately owned Nigeria Info radio station; Sunday Isiitu, his driver and five other unidentified journalists were detained on the roadside in the Ahoada West local government area in Rivers state by armed men, some of whom were wearing military camouflage. The media practitioners were on duty, driving around as they covered  the governorship and State Houses of Assembly  elections.

Nonso and his driver who were riding in a Nigeria Info-branded car.

The five unidentified journalists who were wearing accredited press tags were arrested by the same armed men and detained along with Nonso and hiss driver.

They were release after being detained for about two hours.