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Abduction of Channels TV reporter: I-CSPJ calls for efforts towards release


The Worldwide Press Centre, IPC, Centre for Security and Safety of Journalists, I-CSPJ, has known as for a concerted effort in the direction of the instant launch of Channels TV reporter, Joshua Rogers.

DAILY POST gathered that Rogers was whisked away to an unknown vacation spot by gunmen round 9p.m on Thursday, April 11, 2024, near his residence at Rumuosi in Port-Harcourt.

The I-CSPJ in an announcement signed by Melody Akinjiyan, Press Freedom Officer, IPC revealed that, “Joshua Rogers was driving his official Channels Tv branded automotive when the hoodlums accosted him, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the identical car.

“Rogers was stated to be getting back from his official project in Authorities Home after a visit to Andoni for a authorities occasion when the incident occurred.

“Already, the gunmen have been stated to have contacted his spouse and demanded a N30million ransom for his launch, the report revealed.”

Additionally, the assertion added that IPC Government Director, Lanre Arogundade lamented that the spate of insecurity within the nation ought to be of significant concern to all.

Arogundade additionally added that, “it is rather disturbing that journalists and media practitioners have additionally change into simple targets.”

I-CSPJ enjoined the Rivers State Authorities and related safety companies to do all they will to make sure that Joshua Rogers is ready free with out being harmed in any means.

I-CSPJ additionally appealed to different nationwide, regional and worldwide media freedom teams, freedom of expression organisations and human rights our bodies to affix within the clamour for his launch and security.

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