Gunmen kidnap UNIPORT lecturer, attack three journalists


Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer of the Linguistics and Communications Department of the University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Jones Ayauwo.

Also bandits reportedly attacked three journalists working with the Rivers State Television Authority, (RSTV) and stole their camera and phones.

The incidents happened on Sunday around Bori in Khana Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the victims were returning to Port Harcourt from a function in Andoni LGA when the hoodlums waylaid them.

A source, who spoke in confidence said: “The gunmen attacked travellers. They attacked RSTV journalists, Cletus Enerujama, (a Translator), Godspower Anele (Reporter) and Thursday Dick (cameraman).

“The employees were waylaid by four armed men on their way from Andoni and their camera, phones with other valuables taken.

“The Head of Linguistics, UNIPORT, Dr Jones Ayauwo was kidnapped to an unknown destination.”

The source also noted that the RSTV workers reported the matter at the Bori Police Station to report the development.

The Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.


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