*BREAKING: Gunmen Abducted Channels TV reporter in Rivers, Request N30m Ransom*

BREAKING: Gunmen Abducted Channels TV reporter in Rivers, Request N30m Ransom.

It was recently reported that gunmen had kidnapped a journalist and reporter with Channels Television, Mr Joshua Rogers, at his residence in Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on Thursday night.

Joshua, who covers the Rivers State Government House for his organisation, was allegedly trailed on his way to his residence after closing from office

The criminals waylaid him before he alighted from his car, pointed a gun at him and whisked him along with his vehicle off to an unknown destination at about 9 pm.

According to a source who preferred to talk on anonymity said the reporter had earlier covered an event in Ndoni in the Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state where Governor and Siminalayi Fubara, commissioned a Primary Healthcare Centre.

It was gathered that 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 disclosed:, “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.”

Thenewskingdom also affirmed that the kidnappers had contacted his wife and demanded N30m as ransom before he could be released.

All efforts to obtain information from the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, for confirmation, were abortive as she refused to pick up several calls put across to her.

As at the time of filling report this Friday morning, Iringe-Koko has not reply to a text message sent to her.

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