Photojournalists Kidnapped, Released After Payment of Ransom

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Mr. Uchenna Nwube

On June 15, 2022, Mr. Uchenna Nwube, along with his friend’s mother-in-law, were kidnapped on their way back to Abakaliki from Aba, Abia State.

Uchenna is a photographer attached to Ebonyi State Government House in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

He made a distress call to his colleague, to inform them of his kidnap after he was instructed to do so by his captors.

Unchenna was released in the wee hours of June 18, 2022 by his captors after his family and friends had paid a N300,000 ransom.

The photojournalist was released alongside his friend’s mother-in-law. After his release, he went to the Awgu police station, in the Awgu local government area of Enugu State to make a report.