US Journalist, Interpreter Arrested in Port Harcourt
On August 31, 2008, a US freelance journalist and filmmaker Andrew Berends and his Nigerian interpreter, Samuel George were arrested at the Nembe waterfront in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital in the Niger-delta region by men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed “Operation Flush Out III”, the team joint Nigerian military personnel patrolling the Niger-delta region to, among other things, forestall kidnapping, oil pipeline vandalisation and oil bunkering. Berends was accused of spying and his equipment, including telephones and film were confiscated.
|Victim:||Andrew Berends and Samuel George|
|Affiliation:||US Journalist, Interpreter Arrested in Port Harcourt|
|Assailant:||Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed “Operation Flush Out III”,|