Army seizes journalists’ vehicle, bars them from covering election in Yobe State

Army seizes journalists’ vehicle, bars them from covering election in Yobe State

11 Mar 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Soldiers at ORO3, Union bank formation in Damaturu, Yobe state, confiscated journalists’ car and kept them hostage for hours.

The journalists, Mingye of Blueprint and , Hamisu Kabir Matazu, a Daily Trust reporter were using their personal vehicles with INEC approved sticker, INEC’s reflective jackets, INEC-issued Identification cards and company’s ID cards when the heavily-armed military men threatened to resort to brutality if the journalists insisted on leaving the location to continue their election duty.

 

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceYobe
Date of Occurrence10 Mar 2019
Security Agents InvolvedNigerian Army
Legal FoundationsSection 39(1) and 2
Rights ImplicatedRights to Freedom of the Media and Expression.
Region of Occurrence North East Nigeria

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