OMPAN Rivers State
RIVERS BLOGGERS (OMPAN) CONDEMN KIDNAP OF COLLEAGUE IN BAYELSA
…calls for his immediate release
Bloggers in Rivers State under the aegis of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) has condemned the abduction of their Bayelsa State based colleague, Mr. Mienpamo Onitsha Saint, who was kidnapped at about 1am Saturday morning by unknown gunmen.
Mienpamo Onitsha Saint is a popular news blogger in Bayelsa State and CEO of a leading news website; Naijtv.com.
He was kidnapped at his residence off INEC road in Bayelsa State.
Rivers OMPAN in a statement by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peter Henry Dee called for the immediate and unconditional release of the blogger, Mienpamo Onitsha Saint.
“OMPAN, Rivers State Chapter is worried that men of the pen profession are gradually becoming targets for men of the underworld once again. Just recently, a broadcaster in Umuahia, our neighbouring Abia State capital was kidnapped by gunmen”.
The statement pleaded with the abductors of Mienpamo Onitsha Saint to release him unhurt to continue his good job in the state and Nigeria at large.
OMPAN members in Rivers State also called on security operatives in Bayelsa State to expedite action in the search and rescue of their colleague, Mienpamo Onitsha Saint.
Peter Henry Dee,
OMPAN, Rivers State Chapter.