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Kidnapped newspaper columnist, Kogbara regains freedom

Donu Kogbara
Donu Kogbara

The vanguard newspapers columnist Dornu Kogbara, who was abducted by gunmen on August 30, 2015, has been released by her abductors. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, confirmed Kogbara’s release through a press Statement Saturday morning.

She had been held for 11 days.

“Donu Kogbara has been freed by her abductors in the early hours of today, 4:00 a.m.,” said the Rivers state police spokesman Ahmad Muhammad, without confirming if a ransom had been paid.

“We can confirm she has been reunited with her family. Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria’s southern oil producing regions, where many criminal gangs operate.

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