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Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad officers are seen in Kano, Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. Journalist Kofi Bartels told CPJ he was recently assaulted and threatened by anti-robbery officers. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Nigerian journalist Kofi Bartels says police beat him, threatened him with sexual assault

New York, June 6, 2019 — Nigerian authorities must investigate and hold accountable the police officers responsible for allegedly assaulting and threatening journalist Kofi Bartels, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists in Abuja gather on March 9 during Nigeria's gubernatorial and state assembly elections to report on a press briefing at the Civil Society Situation Room, which collected information from thousands of election observers, including on attacks against the press. (Jonathan Rozen/CPJ)

Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted while covering state elections

Abuja, Nigeria, March 13, 2019 — Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the March 9 gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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