The abducted female reporter of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Port Harcourt Zonal Office,
in Rivers State, Chidiebere Onyia, has regained freedom five days after his captors seized her.
NSL learnt that Onyia, a nursing mother, was released in the early hours of yesterday.
Onyia, who was abducted on February 9, 2021 at gunpoint along the railway line in Woji, Obio/ Akpor Council
Area of the State while returning from work was said to have fainted immediately she arrived home.
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.”