Soldiers attack newspaper reps, arrest 64 year old female vendor.

Soldiers attack newspaper reps, arrest 64 year old female vendor.

04 Mar 2017, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Soldiers from Ngwa High School Forward Operation Base, Aba, manhandled sales representatives of Thisday and Authority Newspapers and arrested two vendors, including a 64 – year old Vendor, known as Jecima for allegedly selling ‘Biafra Newspapers’.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceAbia
Date of Occurrence04 Mar 2017
Security Agents InvolvedNigeria Army Soldiers
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria give people freedom of the right to expression and the right to hold and impart information.
Rights ImplicatedThe sales representatives and the vendors were harassed and manhandled for expressing their fundamental freedoms of association and expression
Region of Occurrence South East Nigeria
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