In March 2015, Nigerian military authorities detained two Al-Jazeera journalists, Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris and producer Ali Mustafa to their hotel room after they returned from covering a story on Boko Haram. According to a reported military statement, both men were questioned and restrained in their room because they were operating without “protection, accreditation or due clearance” – despite having just completed filming with the cooperation of the military.
Date of Occurrence
Federal Capital Territory
Nigerian Army Authorities
Section 35 and 39 of the constitution guarantees the right to liberty and freedom of expression.