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Director of news at Rivers State Broadcasting corporation abducted by unknown gunmen

The director of news at the Rivers State Broadcasting corporation was kidnapped on her way back home after close of business on Fri night at gunpoint.

Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, has urged security agencies to ensure the immediate rescue of Mrs Priestba Anthony Nwokocha, Director of News at the Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation, Port Harcourt who was kidnapped Friday night.

The incident happened at about 8: pm at elenwo Bridge around the popular slaughter market in Port Harcourt.

Meanwhile NUJ Rivers State Council in a statement Saturday have condemned the act while calling on the security agencies to intervene nd rescue her. 

"The union was informed that Mrs Nwokocha was abducted at gunpoint at about 8:00 pm after closing of work along Ogonigba/ Elelenwo Bridge, Slaughter Market, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

“We condemn the development. It is inhuman, wicked and insensitive, especially against a journalist working for the good of society. 

We urged security agencies to ensure the unconditional rescue of Mrs Nwokocha to enable her to reunite with her family and continue her service to society.

“We challenge security agencies to ensure the arrest of Nwokocha’s abductors and bring them to book to serve as a deterrent to other criminals in the state. 

"We commend Commissioner of Police, CP Nwony Emeka, for improving security in the State in the last three months and urge him not to relent.

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