A Benue journalist, Bemgba Iortyom has been arrested and detained by men of the state anti-robbery squad Monday morning in Makurdi, the state capital.
His detention may not be unconnected to a libellous publication on
Facebook against the state government.
A few days earlier, Mr Iortyom who is been notorious for feisty anti-government commentary shared a publication from zebrareporters.com in which various grave allegations were made of Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and several members of his cabinet.
Concerned social media enthusiasts who visited the police station to register their displeasure were told the state commissioner of police was not on seat.
Meanwhile, Mr Iortyom’s lawyers have vowed to file a lawsuit if their client is not released or granted bail tomorrow.
The government has remained silent over the issue.