Nigerian journalist David Hundeyin detained in Zimbabwe

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Award-winning Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin has been detained in Zimbabwe.

The journalist, who is a strong critic of Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening.

He said he landed in Zimbabwe earlier in the day for a function but was detained without explanation at the Harare Airport alongside a lady from Uganda.

Hundeyin tweeted, “I landed in Zimbabwe earlier today, and I have been detained at Harare Airport inside a smelly locked room for nearly 7 hours.

“They said that despite using the travel document of a country with a visa-free relationship, my nationality is still Nigerian, and thus, I need a visa.

“I was processed for removal from their country and locked in a tiny room, but I have heard nothing from anyone for several hours.

“Alongside a lady from Uganda (also a visa-free country), I have been locked in a room with no windows or toilet, plus a bottle of pee on the floor.

“No one appears to be in charge of anything, and even though my return flight to Addis has been rescheduled for tonight, I am still locked in this room, and I risk missing my flight.

“They appear to have forgotten that they have people in detention here.”

Hundeyin said he was ready to hop on the next flight and never return to Zimbabwe for the rest of his life.

“Please, someone out there who is actually in charge of something should let me go so I can be on my merry way. I’m not interested in visiting Zimbabwe anymore,” the journalist tweeted.

See photos from the detention cell as shared by the journalist:





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