As a response to our fax dated 31/10/97 requesting information on the arrest of Nnimmo Bassey, the International Secretariat of the WRM received on 15/12/97 the following answer from the Embassy of Nigeria in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
“Arrest and detention of Mr. Nnimmo Bassey
I am directed to acknowledge receipt of your faxed letter dated 31st october 1997 on the above mentioned subject matter and to request you to please check your facts properly as we are not aware of the arrest and detention of Mr. Bassey as stated in your letter under reference.
In the meantime your letter under reference has been transmitted to appropriate authorities in Nigeria for information.
B.A. Nurudeen for: CDA”