A team of security operatives made up of Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers of 4 Brigade rounded up 10 journalists of Watchdog Newspaper who arrived Edo State on Monday to cover the governorship election billed to take place on 28th of September, 2016. In response, the Army spokesperson denied that journalists were attacked by his operatives, but admitted arresting 10 persons ahead of the election.
Date of Occurrence
Edo State, Nigeria
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers of 4 Brigade in Edo State
Section 39 of the constitution guarantees the right to freedom of expression at the press.