NUJ, RIVERS STATE COUNCIL CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ITS MEMBER, CHIDIEBERE ONYIA, A REPORTER WITH THE NTA, PORT HARCOURT
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 11, 2021
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Rivers State Council, has called for the immediate release of its member, Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Port Harcourt Zonal Office.
Onyia a nursing mother, was allegedly kidnapped by her abductors at a gun point on Tuesday night along the railway line, Woji in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State on her way home after work.
In a statement jointly signed by the State Chairman, Stanley Job Stanley and Secretary, Ike Wigodo, the NUJ condemns the alleged kidnap, describing it as inhuman and heinous, especially against a Journalist and nursing mother.
The statement notes that the incessant attacks on Journalists in recent times are becoming worrisome and therefore unacceptable.
It demands that immediate steps be taken by the Rivers State Government and Security agencies to arrest the kidnappers to serve as deterrent to others.