Vanguard columnist, Donu Kogbara kidnapped by gunmen


Vanguard newspaper Columnist, Donu Kogbara has been abducted in Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen.

The state Police Public relations officer, DSP Ahmed Muhammad confirmed the ugly development, saying police was on the trail of the kidnappers.

Dornu Kogbara who maintains a column in the Vanguard was whisked away in the early hours of
Sunday by unknown gunmen at her Nkpogu residence in a CRV jeep.

It could not be confirmed if the kidnappers has established contact with the family for ransom at press time.

Meantime, the Rivers state government has condemned the abduction.
Governor Nyesom Wike who spoke through his media aide, Mr Opunabo Nko-Tariah expressed strong hope that she will be
released unhurt.

He said the government was making effort to ensure every resident in the state enjoyed adequate security.

“Although the government is not seized of the issue, no responsible government will brook such acts of
criminality. On thus premise , the kidnap is roundly condemned and we believe that by God’s grace, she
will come out alive.

The government is working assiduously to ensure a crime free state and that is why he has stopped at noting to provide the necessary tools including the
donation of 64 security fitted vans to the Police.
By God’s grace , she will be released in good health”, he assured.

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