BREAKING: Tension in Rivers as Gunmen Kidnap Channels TV Reporter, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Tension in Rivers as Gunmen Kidnap Channels TV Reporter, Details Emerge

  • Rivers state's Channels TV reporter, Joshua Rogers, has been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen in Port Harcourt, the capital
  • The Channels TV reporter was said to have been taken away to an unknown place by the gunmen on Thursday night
  • Rogers was said to be close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when the gunmen attacked and kidnapped him journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Port Harcourt, Rivers - Gunmen have kidnapped a Channels Television reporter in Rivers State, Mr. Joshua Rogers.

Rogers was reportedly whisked away to an unknown place by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11. He was abducted close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt.

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped the reporter of Channels TV in Port Harcourt after covering an event attended by Governor Siminalayi Fubara
Gunmen abduct Channels TV reporter in Rivers state Photo Credit: Siminalayi Fubara
Source: Twitter

Rivers: How Channels TV reporter was abducted

The reporter was driving his official Channels Television branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle, The Nation reported.

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Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded N30 million ransom for his release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

Abduction happened after Fubara, Odili's event

It was gathered that Rogers was kidnapped after he covered an event which had Governor Siminalayi Fubara, the state governor, in attendance.

Fubara has been in the news over his renewed clash with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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At the event on Thursday, Fubara warned local government chairpersons against disrespecting him.

He said the chairpersons purportedly supporting Wike are digging their graves and would soon fall into them.

Fubara made the comment while commissioning the Comprehensive Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Ndoni, in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers. The former governor, Peter Odili, built and donated the facility to the state.

Rivers: Gov Fubara brags about his strength earlier reported that Fubara affirmed that no one can remove him from office until the end of his administration.

According to the governor, he was popularly elected in the 2023 election and deserved to finish his tenure without hindrance.

Fubara then assured the state's people not to panic, adding that his administration would protect lives and properties.


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