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  • Updated: April 13, 2024

JUST IN: Kidnapped Channels TV reporter regains freedom

JUST IN: Kidnapped Channels TV reporter regains freedom

Joshua Rogers, a Channels Television reporter, who was abducted from his home in Rumuosi, Obio/Akpor area of Rivers State, has been liberated from his abductees. 

He regained his freedom unscathed at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, less than a day after his abduction on Thursday. 

His colleague, Charles Oporum, confirmed his release late Friday evening.

“Yes, he has been released about an hour ago, and has reunited with his family,”  Oporum said.

The management of the television station also confirmed Rogers’ release in a brief statement.

The statement reads: “Channels Television reporter, Joshua Rogers, who was abducted last night in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been freed. We thank our viewers and all those who expressed concern over the unfortunate incident.”

However, it’s unknown whether he was rescued by security forces or if ransom was paid before his release.

The police and the Department of State Services launched rescue efforts during his abduction.

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