A female journalist in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, has been thrown into jail for taking photos of task force officials who raided a city spot.

The spot is said to be notorious for illegal street-trading.

The journalist, Mary Ekere, has so far spent two nights in the prison as the journalists’ union in the state battles to secure her freedom.

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Report Details

Report Type: Arrest
Location: Akwa Ibom
Victim: Mary Ekere
Affiliation: Akwa Ibom govt throws journalist in jail for taking photos
Assailant: Task force Operatives