Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters
buja, November 15, 2019 – Nigerian authorities should investigate attacks by security forces on journalists at a recent protest in Abuja, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
On November 12, security forces fired live rounds to disperse a group of demonstrators at the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters in Abuja, the capital, and shot at journalists and beat at least one reporter, according to journalists who spoke with CPJ, news reports, and a video of the protest uploaded to YouTube by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting.
|Report Type:||Physical Attack|
|Victim:||Journalists protesting for the release of Omoyele Sowore|
|Affiliation:||Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters|