Friday, September 13, 2013

Two Foreign Journalists Held In Rivers State

Mr. John Vidal
 Overzealous local police men arrested Mr. John Vidal, a correspondent with The Guardian newspaper in London in Eleme, Rivers State

Sources said he was seized along with his photographer, who was identified simply as Noah.

Both British nationals were said to have been taking pictures of a huge gas flare at the Eleme Refinery in the Eleme Local Government Area in the southwest of the state. They were still being held at the time of this report.

Nigeria, Africa’s leading oil exporter, flares away millions of dollars in natural gas every year.