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How Joshua Rogers Regains Freedom 24 Hours After Abduction

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How Joshua Rogers Regains Freedom 24 Hours After Abduction

A reporter with Channels Television, Joshua Rogers abducted close to his residence in Rumuosi, Obio/Akpor area of Port Harcourt has regained his freedom.

 

The Television station in a terse statement confirmed his release.

 

The statement read: “Channels Television reporter, Joshua Rogers, who was abducted last night in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been freed.

 

“We thank our viewers and all those who expressed concern over the unfortunate incident.”

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Rogers’ colleagues also confirmed his release to the press, noting that he regained his freedom on Friday 12 April 2024 night.

 

Rogers was abducted at about 9 pm on Thursday 11th April 2024, after filing a report from an assignment he earlier attended in the state’s government house.

 

Rogers was driving an official Channels Television branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

According to reports, the kidnappers had contacted his wife, demanding N30million ransom for his release. It is, however, uncertain if he was released unconditionally.

 

The International Press Centre for the Safety and Protection of Journalists while calling for Rogers’ release on Friday, said, “The spate of insecurity in the country should be of serious concern to all adding that it is very disturbing that journalists and media practitioners have also become easy targets.”

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