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NUJ Demands Immediate Release of Kidnapped Channels TV Reporter

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By Abubakar Abdullahi

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is urgently calling for the immediate release of Joshua Rogers, a reporter with Channels TV, who was abducted from his residence in Rumuosi, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday night.

Rogers was taken by unknown gunmen around 9 p.m. as he returned from an official assignment at the government house.

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Dr Chris IsiguzonNational President of the NUJ made the call in a statement.

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He said the assailants intercepted him and forcefully took him away in a Channels Television-branded vehicle.

He also following the abduction, the kidnappers contacted his wife, demanding a ransom of N30 million for his release.

“The NUJ is deeply concerned about the escalating insecurity faced by journalists and media practitioners in the country.

“It is distressing that individuals involved in the vital work of informing the public have become targets of criminal activities.”

The National President of the NUJ appealed to the Rivers State Government and relevant security agencies to prioritize efforts towards securing the safe and immediate release of Joshua Rogers.

He added that “We emphasize the importance of ensuring his well-being and safety during this critical time.”

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He pointed out that the NUJ underscores the gravity of the situation,and stressing the need for concerted action to address the rising threats against journalists across Nigeria.

“We urge swift and effective measures to be taken to secure Joshua Rogers’ freedom and bring an end to this distressing ordeal.”

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According to Dr. Isuguzo, NUJ stands in solidarity with Joshua Rogers and his family, and we demand immediate action to secure his safe return.

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