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Injustice: 14 Nigerian Journalists Kidnapped & Tortured By Ijaw Militants In Delta State

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Injustice: 14 Nigerian Journalists Kidnapped & Tortured By Ijaw Militants In Delta State

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Nov 18, 2014 – Injustice: 14 Nigerian News Reporters Kidnapped & Tortured By Ijaw Militants In Delta State

The palpable tension trailing the $16 billion Export processing zone (EPZ) Ogidigben in Delta State assumed worrisome dimension, as 14 journalists abducted by Ijaw militants are yet to be released.

Daily Sun learnt that the journalists were accompanying some Itsekiri leaders on a fact finding mission to the project site in Warri South West council when they were abducted on Sunday by the armed ex-militants.

It was gathered that the newsmen among whom were the Bureau chief, South–South region, Vanguard Newspaper, Emma Amaize, Shola Oniel of The Nation and Sola Adebayo of the Leadership Newspaper were tortured by youths at Gbaramatu. Others abducted were Emma Arubi, Bolaji Ogundele of Daily Independent and The Nation as well as Harrison Awoso of the Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) Warri, reporters from Fresh Angle Newspaper and journalists from other media organisations.

Sources told Daily Sun that the journalists were forced to lie face down while Emma Arubi of Daily Independent was forced to hold an A.K 47 rifle and his photograph taken, an action described as a ploy to deceive security operatives to accept that some of the newsmen were armed with gun.

As at noon yesterday, the journalists, who were brought to the NNS Delta Naval Base Warri, were yet to be released, even after writing their statements.

[Daily Sun]



  1. Chizzy baby

    November 18, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    I thought they said tompolo has freed them

  2. Akuwax in Mongu, Zambia.

    November 18, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Stupid ploy. we are living in modern world where we learn a lot of things because of the same Journalists. So if hamper them from doing there job then it is really surprising.

  3. mr fact

    November 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Abduction now full of everywhere,it has turn to proper legal act in this nation,when are we going to experience a betterment in this nation?
    only God understand wat would have happen if Christian and muslim did not pray for this nation
    Nawa o! I surrender it all to u Baba God ooooooo,no leader,no light,embezzlement took master degree. idiot people

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