Reports say that the man who went missing after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break in the nation’s capital, Abuja, has been released.
For 11 days, Mr. Yusuf Onimisi, was not seen or heard from after tweeting images of the encounter between security forces and detainees attempting to escape from the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters.
Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, on Friday had raised an alarm over the fate of Mr. Onimisi and demanded that the security forces should immediately disclose his whereabouts and legal status.
The rights watchdog said that eye-witnesses reported that Mr. Onimisi, who was reportedly working at an electrical sub-station near the area where the fighting took place, was arrested by plainclothes armed men outside his office.
The SSS has not made any statement to confirm or deny that they arrested and detained him, and details of when and how he was released has not been made available but a tweet confirming his freedom has been posted and he was also said to have spoken from his home.