Donu Kogbara, a columnist with the Vanguard newspaper, has been released by her abductors 11 days after she was kidnapped. She was reportedly released on Saturday, but there has not been confirmation of any ransom payment to the kidnappers. Rivers Police Command spokesman, Ahmad Muhammad, a deputy superintendent, said in Port Harcourt that the state commissioner of police, Musa Kimo, had visited Kogbara in her family residence in the city.
Kogbara was kidnapped in front of her house in the Nkpogu area of Port Harcourt on Sunday, 30 August.
She worked for the BBC, Channel 4, the Sunday Times and the Mail and has been reporting for the Vanguard newspaper for some 30 years. She was visiting her family in the Rivers when she was abducted.