A reporter working for the Nigeria Television Authority has gone missing after being kidnapped in PH.
Dreaded kidnappers have abducted a female reporter with Nigeria Television Authority, NTA identified as Mrs Chidiebele Julian Nweke Onyia.
The sad incident took place in Port Harcourt.
Available details of how she was kidnapped are sketchy at the time of filing this report.
But according to a post by Mrs Osinachi Samuel, her colleague, the journalist who works as Production Editor was abducted around Oil Mill axis of Port Harcourt on Tuesday evening.
“Please, there’s a Sister and Colleague in need of freedom from kidnappers. NTA Port Harcourt Reporter, Chidiebere Oyia, was kidnapped Last night around Oil mill axis, on her way from work after NTA News @7. ( She worked as the Production Editor). Please, Sirs and ma’am’s, help us with any means to find her. Please Contact Manager News or any Police near you with valid information for her rescue,” Osinachi wrote.
Other reports, however, indicated that she was abducted along Railway crossing in Woji Community of Obio-Akpor local government area of the State at about 8 pm on Tuesday
She was reportedly on her way home after the NTA 7 pm newscast when she was kidnapped, it was further learnt.
Anita Josephine Ogonna, a staff of Silverbird Radio and Television in Port Harcourt and one of Chidiebele’s friends who also reported the kidnapping incident on her blog told our correspondent on phone that she is worried about the recent turn on journalists by kidnappers.
A source at the NTA also told newsmen that “they were two in their private vehicle before the kidnappers overtook them and kidnapped only the reporter covering education and general beats, but left her colleague in the car.”
Mrs Onyia who is married and has children is a graduate of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.
The Rivers Police Command has not reacted to the abduction as at the time of filing in this report.
Recall that on Friday, bandits had kidnapped PUNCH reporter, Okechukwu Nnodim, in his apartment.
Mr. Nnodim was abducted from his house in the Arab Road area of Kubwa, Abuja, on Wednesday night by five gunmen.
According to his wife, Oluchi Nnodim, the gunmen scaled their compound’s fence and demanded that they open their apartment door.
She added that men shot at their windows and ripped off the burglar-proof bar.
“My husband asked me to stay with the children in their room. I heard the men asking him to bring out money. But he told them he didn’t have money in the house,” she said.
Also kidnapped were the two sons of Mr. Nnodim’s neighbour, Ms. Gbeyide, who explained that the men threatened to kill them if they refused to open the doors.
“They took our phones and marched him out of the house. They went to our neighbour’s house and also abducted her two sons,” Mrs. Nnodim explained.
The reporter has now regained his freedom.
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