Some 57 prisoners being illegally detained by the Nigerian Navy in Apapa, Lagos, have embarked on indefinite hunger strike, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report.

The 57 persons have been in the custody of the Navy for yet to be disclosed criminal offences and have not been charged to court since their arrest.

They are being held in a crowded cell at the NNS Beecroft in Apapa.

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