Hallmarks of a dictatorship: Nigeria's DSS (Buhari's Secret Police) assault journalist at trial of Igboho's aides

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The operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, attacked Vanguard Photojournalist (video above), Mr. Gbenga Olamikan, at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Mr. Gbenga Olamikan was attacked for taking the photos of the detained associates of Sunday Igboho, who were brought to court in compliance with the judge’s order.

An officer on mufti aggressively approached the Vanguard photographer and was later joined by DSS officials.

The phone was released after the intervention of Olamikan’s colleagues.

The operatives of the DSS also prevented newsmen from taking photographs and videos of the detainees.

The DSS operatives also barricaded the Federal High Courtroom entrance and harassed journalists during court proceedings.