George Onah

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Onah, defense correspondent for the independent newspaper Vanguard, was arrested without charge and held in incommunicado detention. Authorities pressured Onah to reveal his sources for an article he wrote about promotions and other changes in rank among Nigerian military officers. On Dec. 31, Chief of Defense Staff Maj. Gen. Abdul Salaam Abubakar told reporters that he would look into Onah’s case, but to date, officials have not released any information on Onah’s status or location.