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DSS arrests Israeli filmmakers suspected to be Nnamdi Kanu allies, names revealed
Three Israelis capturing a documentary within an area in southeast Nigeria have been nabbed a week ago, the Foreign Ministry had said.
In response to Times Of Israel, the Nigerian government apprehended and scrutinized the three on the fear that they had involved with ‘Biafran separatists’ Nnamdi Kanu.
In accordance with the Foreign Ministry, the Israeli Embassy located in Abuja is said to be observing the case intently and is in touch with Nigerian authorities.
Rudy Rochman, One of the seized Israelis who is a Zionist activist has nearly 95,000 followers on Instagram. Others on the flight with him include E. David Benaym, a French-Israeli journalist, and Noam Leibman, a filmmaker.
The Israelis have been in Nigeria in continuation of the film “We Were Never Lost,” a documentary studying Jewish communities in African nations such as Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, and Uganda.
Gathered reports noted both flew from Ben Gurion Airport on July 5 and touched down Nigeria the subsequent day.
In keeping with residents, the personnel was locked up at a synagogue throughout Friday evening services within the Ogidi, Igbo village by the secret police of the Department of State Services (DSS) and brought to Abuja.
Ogidi is the headquarters of Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State.
The victims have been mindful of the political sentiment affecting the filming of the Igbo community.
A Thursday ago, the “We Were Never Lost” Facebook web page stressed: “We don’t take any position on political movements as we aren’t here as politicians nor as part of any governmental delegations.”
The group, during the week, met with Igbo leader, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, and delivered to him a framed Shiviti carved in Jerusalem.
Rochman additionally extended one to other Igbo communities with a Torah scroll whose cover was manufactured by Solomon Souza, a British-Israeli street artist.
We understand the southeast extraction, Igbo people believe they are the lost tribe of Israel.