A journalist based in Abia state who is identified as Chuks Onuha has been reportedly abducted by unknown gun men suspected to be kidnappers, Onuha was taken at his resident at Ohuhu in Umuahia North LGA in Abia State on Wednesday.
He used to be an Abia correspondent for The Sun Newspaper. A journalist with a radio station and a resident of the area identified as Mr Jude said the incident happened around 9pm on Tuesday.
He was abducted, we are shocked by this attack on a journalist,” Mr Jude said.
“I am getting information that they contacted the family for ransom although I have not confirmed it myself.”
The police spokesperson in Abia State, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said although he had gotten the information about the abduction, the incident was yet to be reported to the police.
However,this is not the first time journalist are getting kidnapped. Some of them gets realesed while others get killed.
The former chairman of the Federated Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bayelsa State Council and correspondent of the Guardians Newspaper, Mr. Julius Olusegun Osahon was a victim.
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He was kidnapped by gun men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, along Patani East Area road on Monday May 28th 2022, although he was released on Friday night 1st of April 2022.
Also, Samuel Kanu-Uche, the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, was kidnapped alongside two other priests, last month, while they were on their way from a programme in Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state.
The clerics were released about two days later after reportedly paying N100 million to the kidnappers.