DSS Arrests Human Rights Activist, Chido Onumah
The Department of State Security Service (DSS) has arrested a human rights activist, Dr. Chido Onumah and convener of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).
This was disclosed in a statement issued by AFRICMIL on Sunday.
According to the statement, DSS arrested Dr. Onumah at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his return from a trip abroad.
Onumah, an activist and author of the book “We are all Biafrans”, had just completed his PhD course and was returning to Nigeria when he was picked up.
The statement by AFRICIMIL, which was signed by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, said it was alarmed over the arrest of its Coordinator, Mr Chido Onumah, this evening, by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS).
The stayement said: “Onumah was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his return from a trip abroad.
“AFRICMIL condemns in strong terms the unjustifiable arrest of Onumah and demands his immediate and unconditional release.
“Waylaying law-abiding citizens should not be turned into the preoccupation of an entire security outfit.”
A source revealed to ElombahNews that the operatives grabbed him owing to an inscriptions on his T-shirt, suspected to have reflected the title of his book.