On July 21, 2016, a dozen heavily-armed agents of the self-styled Department of State Services arrested Mr Abiri, the publisher of Weekly Source newspaper, outside his office at 288 Chief Melford Okilo Expressway, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Eyewitnesses said the SSS agents, who came in three cars, did not read him his rights and did not produce a warrant before handcuffing him, raiding his office, and taking him into custody.


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Report Details

Report Type: Arrest
Location: Bayelsa
Victim: Jones Abiri
Affiliation: SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s govt detained Nigerian journalist for two years without trial
Assailant: Department of State Service (DSS)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s govt detained Nigerian journalist for two years without trial

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