US-Nigerian journalist arrested at Lagos airport, passports confiscated for two days

(rsf.org) US-Nigerian professor and journalist Okey Ndibe was on 8 January questioned for several hours by the internal intelligence agency, the State Security Service (SSS), after arriving at Muritala Muhammed international airport in Lagos.

Both his American and Nigerian passports were confiscated without any explanation and were not returned to him until today when he was again summoned by intelligence agents.

Reporters Without Borders, outraged at the abuse of power by the SSS and the opaqueness of their methods, calls on the Nigerian authorities to promptly provide an explanation for this incident. Did Okey Ndibe get this “special treatment” because of his vitriolic criticism of the government? We condemn the constant repressive reflexes against independent voices in this country where journalists already have to work in difficult conditions. Read more…

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