A Press release signed by Blessing Okoro on behalf of Society For Human Rights Defenders has confirmed the arrest of a Pro-Biafra blogger, Emeh James Anyalekwa, by DSS operatives and his blog Igberetvnews.com shut down, according to a BreakingTimes.com report.
According to the Press release, Seven men in two Hilux Jeeps as early as 6.00am on Saturday morning stormed the Uyo residence of the blogger and whisked him away in the presence of his wife and little daughter without disclosing the reason for his arrest and their destination.
The men took away his Laptops, his phones, his wife’s phones and every digital device in sight after ransacking their apartment.
Though the DSS has not confirmed his arrest, a source in DSS office Uyo said that the Presidency is not happy with Anyalekwa over IGBERE TV’s persistent pro Biafra publications. He was also wanted for questioning over what he called “some sensitive anti Buhari publications” recently.
The source also revealed that Anyalekwa was first taken to an unknown location in Uyo before immediately being transferred to Abuja.
According to the press release, Anyalekwa’s blog, launched about a year ago has been attacked and shut down several times by people suspected to be agents of the federal government over his persistent pro Biafra reports.
Just last Friday, The blog was shut down by his host without any reason. On Tuesday 11th October, the site was restored after he changed his host, but surprisingly, it was shut down again by the new host the following day (less than 48 hours later) without any concrete reason. The site is still down as at the time of this report as his engineers are reportedly battling round the clock to restore the site back online.