Nigeria’s notorious secret police, the Department of State Services, have arrested 12 South-Easterners from Ebonyi State who were travelling to the Federal Capital Territory to attend the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
SaharaReporters learnt that the DSS arrested the 12 persons including two drivers and had detained them in Lokoja, Kogi State, since Monday, the day of the trial.
“The victims are; Wisdom Ezike, Kenneth Ojima, Chinedu Nwoba, Igwe Sampson, David Ogbonnaya, Aja Joseph, Barrister Awoke, Chinoso Oyibe, Eze Joseph, Okezie Fortune and two drivers. They committed no offence. They were heading to Abuja to attend Nnamdi Kanu’s trial. They have been arrested and illegally detained in Lokoja,” a source stated.
SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that the DSS hooded operatives also violently dispersed people who had come to show solidarity to Kanu during the trial at the Federal High Court.
This was after the DSS accredited only 10 media houses to cover the proceedings.