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On May 14, freelance journalist Jamil Mabai was briefly detained at the Hisbah offices in the Nigerian capital of Katsina. (Photo courtesy of Jamil Mabai)

Nigerian journalist Jamil Mabai detained by religious police while seeking interview

Abuja, May 20, 2024—Nigerian authorities should swiftly and comprehensively investigate the detention of freelance journalist Jamil Mabai by religious police in northern Katsina State and hold them to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday.  Mabai, who was on assignment for the privately owned Trust TV, had been invited to the offices of the Hisbah,…

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