The journalist was attacked and arrested on Saturday by Nigerian soldiers for “interviewing residents of Oyigbo in Rivers State.”
SaharaReporters deduced that Abdu was illegally detained by the soldiers for several hours.
“It was around 11, so around 12 at night, the soldiers saw her and arrested her. His equipment was also seized. They kept her at the Army Post in Oyigbo for several hours before they released her tonight, “a source told SaharaReporters.
Let us remember that army operatives were deployed to Oyigbo amid the violence that erupted in the city after some alleged agitators from Biafra confronted security agents.
However, the soldiers have been accused of extrajudicial executions and abuse of human rights.
Apparently, security officers move from house to house killing people.
Amnesty International also said it received reports that soldiers were invading homes and that “some residents reported seeing bodies in the street”, allegedly shot by soldiers, but the army denied this accusation.
“Amnesty International is receiving disturbing information from Oyigbo, Rivers State.
“Despite the existing curfew, the soldiers are allegedly invading homes. Some residents reported seeing bodies in the street, allegedly shot by soldiers.
“We call on the military authorities to exercise restraint and stop the killings,” the organization tweeted.