The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Chido Onumah, a journalist-activist and coordinator of African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL).
Mart Obono, a lawyer and Onumah’s associate, also confirmed his release.
His arrest had drawn widespread criticism from Nigerians and groups who called for his immediate release, among which include AFRICMIL.
“Waylaying law-abiding citizens should not be turned into the preoccupation of an entire security outfit,” AFRICMIL had said of his arrest.
“The arrest of Mr Onumah, coming at the heels of harassment of other critical voices, smacks of grotesque days of the Nigerian history that Mr Onumah and his comrades fought steely against.”
The service is yet to comment on the arrest.