By Able Winnard
A journalist kidnapped a few days ago at a village near Lokoja in Kogi State, Nten Ekpang has been released.
The veteran Journalist who has worked with the Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC) and is currently with Trust TV was kidnapped on November 1, 2023, on his way back to Abuja, after taking his family for a holiday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The abductors reached out to his family, demanding ten million (10) Naira ransom. But at the time of filing this report, CrossRiverWatch can not confirm if it was paid.
In a video made available online by the journalist on Thursday, he said: “After eight tormenting and hard-wrenching days I have been freed. It was horrendous. Those guys are red devils, I remember them spanking me on my back and pointing a gun at my head. I’m doing this video to tell you all that I am fine and thanks to all your prayers.”
Some of the photographs he shared, it seems other travellers kidnapped also were free.
His sister Ekpang P. Yiokie also took to her Facebook page to thank friends and family for their prayers.
“Thank you heavenly Father for the release of my brother from the hands of the kidnappers. It can only be you Lord I thank you so much for doing this for the EKPANG family
“Thank you Victor Agor for your word of prayers exactly 72 hours as you said and it happened. Lord, we are grateful.”