Journalist Abducted In Rivers Regains Freedom

Channels Television  
Updated February 15, 2021
Chidiebere Onyia


A journalist who was abducted last Tuesday, February 9, 2021, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has regained freedom.

Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) at the Port Harcourt Zonal Office was released at about 11:30 am on Sunday, February 14, 2020.

In a statement by the Police spokesman in Rivers State, Nnamdi Omoni said  “the rescue was made possible due to the intense pressure mounted by the Command as directed by the authorities”.

He explained that the abductors abandoned the journalist who is a nursing mother at a location after becoming aware that the police were closing in on them.

According to him, the freed journalist, Chidiebere Onyia is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed facility and will be debriefed and released to reunite with her family.

The police command spokesman described her release on February 14 as a “modest gift to the pen Profession”, while urging journalists in the State to sustain the bond with the command and remain resolute in providing the enabling environment for all to live and do business in Rivers State.