Army seizes journalists’ vehicle, bars them from covering election in Yobe State11 Mar 2019, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Nigeria|
|State of Occurrence||Yobe|
|Date of Occurrence||10 Mar 2019|
|Security Agents Involved||Nigerian Army|
|Legal Foundations||Section 39(1) and 2|
|Rights Implicated||Rights to Freedom of the Media and Expression.|
|Region of Occurrence||North East Nigeria|