20/12/2010 News / Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria, RLA 2010) detained and later released

Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria, RLA 2010) detained and later released

Environment, Human Rights, 20/12/2010

On December 19th, Nnimmo Bassey and Environmental Rights Action (ERA) staff were on official assignment to a gas flare facility in the company of foreign parliamentarians when they were accosted and subsequently detained by men of the Joint Military Task Force at Oben, a border town between Delta and Edo State, on the allegation that they were on a clandestine mission.

The group was released after a couple of hours. ERA Program Director Godwin Ojo demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.