JUST IN: Kidnapped Nigerian journalist regains freedom

The Benue Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the release of a radio journalist, Iyuadoo Tor-Agbidye, who was kidnapped four days ago in her house in Makurdi.


The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moses Yamu, confirmed the release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.


Mr. Yamu said the kidnapped journalist was released in the early hours of Tuesday, adding that no ransom was paid.


He explained that police investigations revealed that the kidnappers might have had strong connection with the family.


He disclosed that some arrests were made in connection with the crime, stressing that investigations were ongoing to ensure full punishment of the culprits.


NAN reports that the kidnapped journalist is married to Achim Tor-Agbidye, the Zonal Manager of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Makurdi.

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