The NUJ requests the kidnapped Channels TV reporter’s immediate release

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Joshua Rogers, a reporter for Channels TV, was abducted. The Nigeria Union of Journalists, or NUJ, has demanded his immediate release.

The call was placed on Friday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by NUJ President Dr. Chris Iziguzo.

On Thursday night, Rogers was kidnapped from his home in Rumuosi, Port-Harcourt.

About nine o’clock at night, after returning from an official assignment at Government House, he was arrested by gunmen.

He was stopped by the crooks, who then forcibly removed him in a car with the Channels Television logo.

“The abductors phoned his wife after the kidnapping and demanded a ransom of N30 million to free him.

The growing insecurity that the nation’s media professionals and journalists must deal with worries the NUJ greatly.

The fact that people doing the important job of educating the public are now the focus of criminal activity is upsetting.

“The Rivers Government and pertinent security agencies are hereby urged by the NUJ to concentrate their efforts on ensuring Rogers’ safe and prompt release,” he declared.

The head of NUJ emphasized how important it is to protect journalists’ safety and well-being in this urgent situation.

Isiguzo emphasized the seriousness of the situation and the requirement for coordinated effort to counter the growing threats that Nigerian journalists are facing.

“We demand that immediate action be taken to ensure Rogers’ freedom and put a stop to this upsetting situation.

“The NUJ demands immediate action to secure Rogers’ safe return and stands in solidarity with him, his family, and Channels TV,” stated Isiguzo.

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