DSS releases detained journalist
Tony Ezimakor, the detained Abuja bureau chief of Daily Independent newspaper has been released by the Department of State Service (DSS) after seven days in detention.
He was reported to have been released around 10:30pm by the secret service in Abuja on Tuesday night.
Human rights activists, journalists and members of civil society groups had planned to storm the headquarters of the DSS in Abuja on Thursday to protest the unlawful detention of the journalist.
Ezimako had honoured the invitation of the DSS over an investigative report he published on how the Federal Government paid ransom to secure the release of some of the abducted Chibok girls.
In his report, he highlighted the roles played by the Nigerian and Swiss government.
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