The two Aljazera journalists under detention in Maiduguri have regain their freedom in the early hours of Saturday, The Nation has learnt.
The two journalists Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustapha who arrived Maiduguri apparently to cover the presidential election held on March 28, 2015 were detained by the Nigeria Military for allegedly loitering with their cameras in prohibited areas without permission of the security agencies.
It is not clear who facilitated their release but there have been pressure on Nigeria government from within and outside the country calling for the release of the detained journalists.
The Special Adviser to Gov. Kashim on Media Mr. Isa Gusau wrote on his facebook page that; “detained Aljazera journalists freed. Both men currently at Government Lodge Maiduguri. Gov. Kashim asked that they be relocated to the hotel where they were confined. All is well”.