Nigerian Government Detains Oby Ezekwesili, Seize Passport

Published:21 Jul, 2014

Oby Ezekwesili
Oby Ezekwesili

The State Security Service (SSS) has detained the main figure in the quest to have the abducted Chibok Girls rescued, Oby Ezekwesili. The former World Bank Vice President (Africa) and former minister, who was on her way out of the country. Her passport was also seized. See tweets indicating her detention.

Oby Ezekwesili has in the past few weeks faced several forms of blackmail and attack from the Nigerian government but this is the first time she is being detained.

She has now been released and was able to make her British Airways 8am flight to London as she boarded as the last passenger at 7:55am. See more tweets below.

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