The Nigerian Tribune newspapers correspondent in Makurdi, the Benue State Capital, Mr. Johnson Babajide, was on July 21 at about 6.30am abducted from his home in Ankpa ward, Wadata area of the capital. He was taken to the Benue State Government House where he was seriously brutalized by political thugs and then dragged to the State police Headquarters. He was later forcibly driven to Gboko, Governor George Akume’s hometown, another town about 100 kilometers from Makurdi, during which trip he was subjected to further humiliating beating for allegedly writing a false story.


Report Details

Report Type: Arrest
Location: Borno
Victim: Mr. Johnson Babajide
Affiliation: Journalist Abducted, Brutalised and Detained
Assailant: Police