Five days after she was kidnapped at gunpoint at rail line axis of Woji, Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State, Mrs. Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with the Nigeria Television Authority, Port Harcourt zonal office has regained her freedom.
The nursing mother was said to have been released by her abductors in the early hours of Sunday, around 12:05am.
The mother of three was abducted about 8pm last Tuesday.
Though details of her release were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, a source who pleaded anonymity said she was earlier taken to the hospital for medical examination and has since rejoined her family.
When contacted, spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed her release to journalist, describing it as a valentine gift to journalists.
“Yes, she has been released. It is a Valentine gift to journalists. I have on my way to see her. I will release an official statement later,” Omoni stated.