Detained Nigerian Journalists Released

The two journalists Musa Mohammed Awwal and Aliyu Saleh were released by the State Security Service after being held in detention for eight days.

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  • Nigeria:  SSS Releases Two Detained Journalists

    Vanguard, 2 January 2013

    Two Nigerian journalists, whose paper published a report of alleged abuses by troops battling Islamist extremists were arrested and held for eight days by State Security Service, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Detained Al Mizan Journalists Released

    Leadership, 2 January 2013

    An official says two journalists have been freed after being detained without charges for more than a week by the nation’s secret police following writing stories about a ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  State Security Agents Detain Nigerian Journalists (press release)

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 31 December 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Al-Mizan Reporters Released Eight Days After Arrest

    Daily Trust, 2 January 2013

    Musa Muhammad Awwal and Aliyu Saleh, News Editor and reporter of Al-Mizan, a Kaduna-based vernacular newspaper, were yesterday released by operatives of the State Security Service ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Al-Mizan - Rights Group Says Arrest an Attempt to Kill Freedom of Expression

    Daily Trust, 31 December 2012

    The Civil Rights Congress yesterday said any attempt to intimidate the media by the country's security agents would amount to killing freedom of expression guaranteed by the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Media-Security Operatives' Relations Go Sour Over Journalists' Arrest

    Daily Trust, 30 December 2012

    With the abduction of an editor of Al-Mizan [a Hausa weekly magazine] Malam Muhammed Awwal and his reporter Malam Aliyu Saleh by soldiers in Kaduna last week, it appears the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Lawyers Call for Release of Al-Mizan Reporters

    Daily Trust, 31 December 2012

    The Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), a non-profit making organization, has called on the State Security Service (SSS) to release two journalists, Musa Mohammed Awwal and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Concerns Mount Over Journalists Whereabouts

    This Day, 25 December 2012

    The Editor of the Zaria-based Al. Mizan, a Hausa newspaper, Musa Mohammed Awwal, and one of his reporters, Aliyu Saleh, were on Sunday night forcefully taken away from their homes ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soldiers Grab Two Journalists in Kaduna

    Leadership, 25 December 2012

    Heavily armed soldiers yesterday morning whisked away the editor of Kaduna- based Hausa vernacular newspaper, Al-Mizan Musa Muhammad Awwal, and one of his reporters, Aliyu Saleh, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Army, Editor Trade Words Over Abduction of Two Journalists in Kaduna

    Vanguard, 25 December 2012

    Editor of a Kaduna-based Hausa newspaper, Al. Mizan, Mallam Mohammed Awwal, and his reporter, Mallam Aliyu Saleh, were in the early hours of Sunday forcefully abducted by armed men ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Two Journalists Abducted in Kaduna

    Vanguard, 25 December 2012

    Editor of a Kaduna-based Hausa newspaper, Al. Mizan, Mallam Mohammed Awwal, and his reporter, Mallam Aliyu Saleh, were in the early hours of Sunday forcefully abducted by armed men ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Group Condemns Arrest of Kaduna Journalists

    Daily Trust, 26 December 2012

    The Protection Rights of Journalist of Africa (PRJA), an organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa has condemned the arrest of Malam Musa Muhammed Awwal and Malam Aliyu Saleh, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Soldiers Whisk Away Al-Mizan Editor, Reporter

    Daily Trust, 25 December 2012

    Soldiers numbering about 20 at the early hours of yesterday whisked away Malam Musa Muhammed Awwal and Malam Aliyu Saleh, news editor and a reporter of Al-Mizan, a Kaduna based ... read more »