Kidnapped Channels TV reporter released

Channels Television’s reporter in Rivers State, Joshua Rogers, who was kidnapped near his residence at Rumuosi community in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State, has regained his freedom.

Rogers was kidnapped on Thursday night in front of his residence while returning home from office.

Sources close to the reporter said he was released around 10:00pm on Friday.

A staff of Channels Television in Port Harcourt, Charles Oporum, who confirmed Rogers’ release, said: “Yes, he has been released. He was released about an hour ago, and he has reunited with his family.”

Already, the management of the media organisation has issued a statement confirming the development.

The statement read, “Channels Television reporter, Joshua Rogers, who was abducted last night in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has been freed. We thank our viewers and all those who expressed concern over the unfortunate incident.”

Rogers is the Government House correspondent for Channels Television in Rivers State.