A team of soldiers from Arakan Cantonment in Lagos on February 4, 2000, rounded up ten journalists on inspection tour of Mobil oil facilities at the Apapa Complex. The four soldiers led by RSM E. A. Ajobiwe drove into the complex in a jeep marked NA 897149. They were questioned by the RSM who told them that the area in question belonged to the Army and that Mobil had no authority inviting journalists to come and take pictures. He ordered them into the jeep to meet the commanding officer.

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Report Details

Report Type: Arrest
Location: Lagos
Victim: Journalists
Affiliation: Soldiers Arrest Journalists
Assailant: Soldiers led by RSM E. A. Ajobiwe