Aducted channels Tv Reporter I-CSPJ Call’s For Safety And Protection Of Journalist

Story by Elizabeth Vincent, yenagoa
The IPC Centre for  Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ)Lagos-Nigeria ,has called security agencies   to help fast track,effort towards the immediate release of Channels TV reporter, Joshua Rogers.
 who was aducted and whisked away to an unknown destination by gunmen around 9p.m on Thursday April 11, 2024, close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port-Harcourt.
According to the source reaching  I-CSPJ reveals that, “Joshua Rogers was driving his official Channels Television branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.”
Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.
“Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for his release, the report revealed.”
IPC Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade said: “The spate of insecurity in the country should be of serious concern to all adding that it is very disturbing that journalists and media practitioners have also become easy targets.”
 He further enjoins the Rivers State Government and relevant security agencies to do all they can to ensure that Joshua Rogers is set free without being harmed in any way.
 using the medium to  appeals to other national, regional and international media freedom groups, freedom of expression organisations and human rights bodies to join in the clamour for his release and safety.
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