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Incident between 22 June 2016 and 24 November 2016 Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Rivers

Country: Nigeria

Violation types: Unlawful detention

Perpetrator classifications: State Security Service (Internal Security)


This incident took place in Rivers, Nigeria


According to Amnesty International: "On 22 June 2016, at around 2am, DSS officers arrested Chidiebere Onwudiwe, a mechanical engineer and Nigeria’s National Coordinator of IPOB, at his house in Port Harcourt. He was suspected of “planning to carry out coordinated attacks against religious bodies/edifices, Police-Check Points and the computer village in Ikeja, Lagos State, with Improvised Explosive devices”. He was first brought to court on 7 November and charged along with Nnamdi Kanu with several offences including terrorism. On 14 July, a lawyer filed an application for an order enforcing his fundamental rights. This case is ongoing."