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Guild of Editors appeal for release of Donu Kogbara



The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has appealed for the immediate release of one of its own, Ms Donu Kogbara, a columnist with the Vanguard Newspaper, who was abducted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, reports ITRealms.

President, NGE, Garba Deen Muhammad, in a press statement made available to ITRealms on behalf of NGE passionately appealed to the kidnappers of “our friend Ms. Donu Kogbara who was abducted on Sunday, 30/8/2015, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Donu Kogbara is a 
columnist with the Vanguard newspaper.”

He also urged those holding Donu to remember that they have mothers, sisters, wives and daughters whom they cherish and protect intensely. Stressing that 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,” NGE President said.

As a columnist, Garba noted that Donu always stood for the truth, the poor and the downtrodden in her approach to national and local issues, and wondered why anybody could kidnap her.

“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,” he lamented.

Garba also charged the police and other security agencies to 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, NGE said, they want them to know that the Guild feel their pain at this very trying period.

“We shall continue to work and pray for the safe return of our dear colleague,” Guild President said.

 
+ITRealms DSA +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)

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