Guild of Editors calls for immediate release of abducted columnist Donu Kogbara

Posted by News Express | 7 September 2015 | 3,073 times

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The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has passionately appealed to the kidnappers of Vanguard Columnist, Donu Kogbara, to release her without any further delay. Ms. Kogbara was abducted on Sunday, August 30, in Port Harcourt, capital of her home state, Rivers, in South-South Nigeria.

NGE President Garba Deen Muhammad said yesterday in a statement: “Those holding Donu should remember that they have mothers, sisters, wives and daughters whom they cherish and protect intensely. Donu is also a mother, wife and sister to other people who care deeply about her. They must not hurt her and should please release her to return to her family immediately.

“As a columnist, Donu has always stood for the truth, the poor and the downtrodden in her approach to national and local issues. It is therefore a big disservice to her that she should be subjected to the traumatic experience of being a victim of kidnapping. We implore her abductors to be humane and to release her unconditionally to continue with her crusade for a better country for all Nigerians.

“On their part the police and other security agencies must take every step necessary to ensure the safe release of Donu Kogbara; and to put in place measures that will guarantee the safety and security of all Nigerians, especially those exposed to higher risks such as journalists.

“To the family of Donu, we want you to know that we feel your pain at this very trying period and we shall continue to work and pray for the safe return of our dear colleague.”

•Photo shows Donu Kogbara.

Source: News Express

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