Tension eased as Chidiebele Onyia, reporter with Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) at the Port Harcourt Zonal Office has been freed.
The reporter who was earlier abducted by unknown men last week Tuesday was released at about 11:30 am on Sunday, February 14, 2020.
The kidnappers were said to have set her free when they noticed the police were after them. According to reports the abductors abandoned the journalist to avoid being apprehended by the police.
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”.
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.
Source: Channels television