Kidnappers of Rivers journalist demand N150m ransom



Kidnappers of a Rivers journalist, Mrs. Priestba Anthony Wokocha, have contacted her family demanding N150 million ransom to release her.

Mrs. Wokocha, who is the Director, of News, Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation (RSBC) was abducted by gunmen on her way from work last Friday evening.

The kidnappers’ demand was made known by her husband, Mr. Anthony Wokocha on Monday, July 24, when members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Rivers State chapter, paid a visit to the family, to empathize with them on the unfortunate incident.

Mr. Wokocha told the editors that the incident happened at about 8 pm when her vehicle broke down and they were trying to fix it around the Golf Estate Highway, Trans Amadi Port Harcourt.

He said the kidnappers contacted him on Saturday and asked him to arrange N150 million ransom if he wanted his wife to regain her freedom.

Mr. Wokocha said the matter was being handled by a special unit of the Nigerian police in charge of cases of kidnapping with the knowledge of the State Police Command Headquarters.



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