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The man who ‘disappeared’ #FreeCiaxon

A man who live-tweeted from the scene of an attempted jailbreak in Abuja 12 days ago, has disappeared. Activists believe he may have been arrested, and have launched a Twitter campaign for his release.

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The hashtag #FreeCiaxon and the Twitter handle @ciaxon have been trending in Nigeria since Wednesday. Facebook is not left out too.

The man who’s behind the @ciaxon account found himself at the scene of a dramatic fight between Nigerian security forces and detainees trying to escape from the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters.

The SSS HQ is a stone’s throw from the presidential palace, and the detainees were suspected militants from the notorious group, Boko Haram. More than 20 people were killed.

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