Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri arrested again in Bayelsa state

According to the independent news website Sahara Reporters, Abiri, who was meeting publishing colleagues in Yenagoa, was accosted by unidentified armed men--reported by Sahara Reporters to be members of Nigeria's Department of State Services (DSS)--and told that he was under arrest. Abiri was then forced into a vehicle at gunpoint; his whereabouts are currently unknown, according to Sahara Reporters. Bayelsa environmental activist and contributor to the Weekly Source Alagoa Morris told CPJ that he had received reports of Abiri's arrest from colleagues and community members from Abiri's home village. DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya did not answer his cellphone or respond to a WhatsApp message when CPJ contacted him for comment.

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Created: 01/04/2019

Author: Akpede Benedicta
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