DSS Arrests and Releases Another Activist, Chido Onumah, at Abuja Airport

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) Sunday arrested another activist, author, and Coordinator of the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), Chido Onumah.

But, he was later released after an outcry against his arrest.

Confirming his arrest, AFRICMIL, in a statement by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, said Onumah was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on his return from a trip abroad.

“AFRICMIL condemns in strong terms the unjustifiable arrest of Mr. Onumah and demands his immediate and unconditional release.

“Waylaying law-abiding citizens should not be turned into the preoccupation of an entire security outfit.

“The arrest of Mr. Onumah, coming at the heels of harassment of other critical voices, smacks of grotesque days of the Nigerian history that Mr. Onumah and his comrades fought steely against,” the statement said.

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has been accused of arresting some perceived critics of his government.

Some of the people recently arrested include: Agba Jalingo, Stephen Kefas, Olawale Adebayo, Dadiyyata, and Omoyele Sowore


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