Nigeria Files Terrorism Charges Against Journalist Jones Abiri
According to his lawyer, Samuel Ogala, the federal prosecutors has filed three counts of terrorism, economic sabotage, and fraud against Abiri. It is alleged that Abiri sent text messages from his phone number to Shell and Agip officials, threatening to blow their oil installations if his demands were not met. All the offences allegedly took place between June and July 2016. He was also accused of leading a gang of activists to blow up pipelines in Bayelsa. Abiri pleaded not guilty.
Guardian, 18 April 2019
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