Police arrest journalist who criticised Ortom for ‘mishandling’ ethnic conflict

Sunday Egena Odeh, a statehouse correspondent of Peoples Daily, an Abuja-based newspaper, has reportedly been arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).  The journalist was said to have been arrested alongside Johnson Ubeh, his cousin, on Friday, on the orders of the Benue state government for criticizing Samuel Ortom, the governor. But Johnson […]

Nigerian police attack journalist Eniola Daniel over photographs of building demolitions

Abuja, March 4, 2021 — Nigerian authorities should conduct a credible and transparent investigation into the assault of journalist Eniola Daniel and hold his attackers to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 11 a.m. on February 28, seven police officers—six in uniforms and one in plain clothes—attacked Daniel, a reporter with […]

#ENDSARS: How Police Assaulted Daily Trust Columnist Gimba Kakanda

Daily Trust columnist Gimba Kakanda and two others were among citizens assaulted by police for protesting on Sunday in Abuja. Mr Kakanda, whose column, Beyond the Surface, appears in the Sunday edition of Daily Trust, told our reporter that the attack was “traumatizing” and a “close shave with death in the hands of the police”. […]