BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter in Rivers, demand N30m

Taiwo Ajayi
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A journalist named Rogers, who covers the Rivers State Government House for his organization, was abducted from his residence in Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Thursday night.

He was reportedly followed and confronted by unknown individuals with a gun as he arrived home from work. The assailants then took him and his car to an undisclosed location around 9 pm.


According to a source, Rogers had recently attended an event in Ndoni in the Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area, where a Primary Healthcare Centre was inaugurated by Governor Siminalayi Fubara on behalf of the PAMO Educational Foundation.

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The foundation was established by former Rivers governor, Dr. Peter Odili.

The source expressed concern over the abduction, stating that Rogers is a journalist simply doing his job and not someone wealthy.

The kidnappers have reportedly contacted his wife, demanding a ransom of N30m for his release.

Efforts to contact the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, for confirmation have been unsuccessful as she has not responded to calls or messages.

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