N30m Ransom Placed On Kidnapped Channels TV Reporter

By Adadareporters

The gunmen that kidnapped a reporter with Channels Television has placed his release clause at N30m. Mr Joshua Rogers was Thursday night kidnapped at his residence at Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Rogers, who covers the Rivers State Government House, was reportedly trailed after he closed from work to his residence.

His kidnappers accosted him before he alighted from his car, and whisked him away alongside his car at gun point. The incident occurred at about 9 pm.

A source who said he doesn’t want his name mentioned said the reporter had earlier covered an event in Ndoni in the Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state where Governor Siminalayi Fubara commissioned a primary healthcare centre.

The facility was built and donated to the state by the PAMO Educational Foundation, founded by former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili, on Thursday.

The source said, “Yes, he was kidnapped last night at his residence in Rumuosi and taken away in his car by some unknown gunmen.

“We are appealing to the kidnappers to release him immediately and unhurt. He is just a journalist doing his job and not a money bag. So I don’t know the purpose of his kidnap.”

It was also gathered that the hoodlums had contacted his wife and demanded N30m as ransom before releasing him.

Efforts to reach the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, for confirmation, were unsuccessful as she did not pick up several calls.

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