Gunmen abduct Channels TV reporter in Rivers, ‘demand N30m ransom’

Gunmen have abducted Joshua Rogers, a reporter with Channels TV, in Rivers state.

Punch reports that Rogers was abducted on Thursday night near his residence in Rumuosi, Obio/Akpor LGA.

The journalist was said to have covered the inauguration of a healthcare facility in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, as donated to the state government by Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers.

He was returning home when he was abducted.

When contacted, Joseph Johnson, commissioner for information in Rivers, said he is not aware of the development.

The commissioner said he exchanged pleasantries with the reporter at the event on Thursday, promising to verify the kidnapping and revert to TheCable. 

Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson in Rivers, declined comment on the reporter’s abduction.

Rogers’ abductors have reportedly contacted the family and are demanding N30 million in ransom.


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