Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria, RLA 2010) detained and later released

News 20.12.2010

On December 19th, Nnimmo Bassey and Environmental Rights Action (ERA) staff were on official assignment to a gas flare facility in the company of foreign parliamentarians when they were accosted and subsequently detained by men of the Joint Military Task Force at Oben, a border town between Delta and Edo State, on the allegation that they were on a clandestine mission.

The group was released after a couple of hours. ERA Program Director Godwin Ojo demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.

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