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Update:Kidnapped NTA Reporter Regains Freedom
Mrs Chidiebere Onyia
Mrs Chidiebere Onyia, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) reporter who was abducted by gunmen in Portharcourt has regained freedom.
The mother of three was kidnapped by four men in traffic around Woji railway crossing in Port Harcourt around 8pm on Tuesday evening, February 9, on her way home from work.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the latest development in a statement said the nursing mother was released by her abductors in the early hours of Sunday, February 14.
“The Rivers Police Command is pleased to announce the unconditional release of Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with NTA Port Harcourt, who was kidnapped last week. Her release was made possible due to the intense pressure mounted by the command as directed by the authority,” he stated.
“Her abductors on seeing the red flag and oblivious of the fact that we were closing in on them, however, bowed to the seeming pressure and abandoned her, from where she was sighted and rescued. She is currently receiving medical attention and will be debriefed and released to reunite with her waiting family,” Mr Omoni, a superintendent of police said.