Blogger detained in Nigeria

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The US-based Nigerian blogger, Jonathan Elendu, who blogs at Elendu Reports, is being held without charge, since Saturday October 18th, by the State Security Service (SSS). Elendu was arrested upon arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, from the United States. He is now being investigated for “acts of sedition”.

Elendu blogs about corruption, political affairs and the ecological disaster unfolding in the oil-rich Niger Delta. He was reportedly arrested to answer questions related to alleged ”national security issues”. According to RSF he is accused of contributing to the SaharaReporters website, described by the Nigerian authorities as “guerrilla journalism.”

Check for updates Nigerian Curiosity blog who has a little more about the arrest.

1 comment

  • Thank you for dong a post on this story. I am adding you to the growing list of bloggers that have done so. We are organizing an online rally this Friday the 31st of October. Many of us are titling our post “FREE JONATHAN ELENDU NOW!”

    Please join us. Visit NIGERIAN CURIOSITY for more details.

    Thanks.

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