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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Gunmen kidnap journalist in Delta

Gunmen yesterday Monday March 19th, kidnapped a journalist and former staff of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Warri, Prince Monday Whiskey in Delta State.

Reports said he was trailed to his compound at Orhuwhorun town in Udu Local Government Area by the gunmen who ordered him out of his Toyota Sienna car and whisked  him away in a red- colored Saloon car towards the direction of Usiefrun Road. 
 His daughter, Edna Whiskey’ told Vanguard, “Daddy drove inside the compound at about 7.30pm and Mummy asked me that I should go and open the door. As I went down,  I saw some men pushing Daddy into their car, I shouted and one of the men shouted back that he has issue with vigilante”.
“I drew back and neighbours told me to go and tell my mummy, but they drove away with him”, she added.
 His wife, Mrs. Flaura Whiskey stated, “At about 7.30 pm, daddy drove in, my daughter who went to open the door ran back that some men took daddy and I ran down staircase , I fell on the staircase,  before I could reach outside,  they were gone. I called the brother, he came and both of us chased after them but we could not see theem. We have reported the case at Ovwian Police Station”. 
She pleaded, “I appeal to government and security agencies to help find my husband. I pray that he should not be harmed, I appeal that he should be released, they have not called us since they took him and his mobile phones have been switched off.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Warri in a press statement, jointly signed by its chairman and secretary, Mr. Michael Ikeogwu  and Akpokona Omafuaire condemned the abduction of Whiskey.
The union said the state of insecurity in the state has worsened, adding, “If a journalist can be kidnapped, it means that nobly is safe”.
Its words, “We condemn the lackluster and lackadaisical attitude of security operatives towards securing lives and property. We, therefore urged, them to strengthen their intelligence gathering mechanism in order to be more proactive”
“We also appeal to the kidnappers to release our member unharmed unconditionally.” the union added.
Culled from Vanguard


Anonymous said...

This is very bad. Nowhere is safe now. May God help us all.........harrison

Shaddy said...

God!!!! This Kidnapping is too much, what is happening? what are the leaders law makers doing about this? God will continue to protect us In Jesus Name. Amen and those that was kidnap will be release soon without delay or hurt In Jesus Name. Amen

Anonymous said...

'If a journalist can be kidnapped, it means nobody is safe.' What is the logic behind this statement? Journalists have a pact with kidnappers to be passed over? Or are journalists specially protected?

Anonymous said...

Nothing new jor make the family go pay their tithe to the kidnappers

Atobatele said...

Warri and it's environs has become very unsafe and a haven for kidnappers and ritual killers. The most painful is the connivance between the authorities not to announce these numerous cases of these evil acts.
Children, women and men alike are all at risk and the boys are getting more daring by the day. No day passes that we don't receive news of kidnapping from Delta State. Government, police and the media are on mute regarding these incidents.
There are even insinuations that the government is involved using this as a tool to stifle opposition and further instill fear among the people.
This situation has made many people relocate from Delta State and even organizations are considering relocation.
A government that can't guarantee the safety of lives and property has failed - we are not just knowing, but we continue to expect things to change otherwise we will be calling on God to destroy the enemies of the masses.

Olori said...

Truth is Delta state has no governor cos the present governor is useless, just like igbinedion when he was governor in edo state, delta state is presently a lawless state,anything goes.....God help us and judge our leaders, Uduaghan is useless.

Anonymous said...

THank Goodness he has been found...i know this man.

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