...As NUJ Condemns Abduction
The Rivers State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned in strong terms, the abduction of the wife of one of its members and the State Correspondent of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Jimitota Onoyume.
Mrs. Mariam Onoyume was kidnapped on Monday morning by four armed men from her residence at Eku community in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State as she was about driving out of the compound in a Nissan Quest SUV with plate number EF 988 BEN.
In a statement signed by its Assistant Secretary, Anayo Onukwugha, the Union wondered why of recent, Nigerian journalists and their families have been targets of armed robbery attacks, kidnapping, and assassination.
The statement also wondered where all the monies voted yearly for improvement of security and training and re-training of security agents in the country go when innocent Nigerians are molested and often hacked to death by hoodlums, who operate without being challenged.
While calling for the unconditional release of the woman, the Union appealed to security agencies to do all they can to ensure the rescue of the kidnapped victim unharmed.