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Nigerian police arrest, detain 2 journalists in Ebonyi state


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A police officer is seen in Lagos, Nigeria, on March 26, 2020. Police recently arrested two journalists for their work in Ebonyi state. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

[Editors' Note: This article has been changed in its headline and fifth paragraph to reflect the Ebonyi governor's more recent statements.]

Abuja, April 24, 2020 -- Authorities in Nigeria should stop harassing journalists Peter Okutu and Chijioke Agwu, and must cease using COVID-19-related laws to stifle the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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