Journalist, Lawrence Chiggle also Known as Larry Uchenna who was kidnapped in Bamenda Tuesday has been released.
Larry told Mimi Mefo Info, Ambazonian fighters locked him “in their cell where other captives are being kept until his relatives paid some money to secure his release.
Larry says he was picked up in front of his gate at his Ngomgham residence on Tuesday morning and was released on Wednesday at 5:00pm.
“When they accosted me, they asked me to climb their motorcycle, I declined and asked them to identify themselves, they insisted, and I started running, that is when I was kidnapped and taken away, ” Larry told MMI
The reporter with The Voice Newspaper and founder of Larry newsroom adds that he was well beaten by his abductors when he refused to eat the food they offered, “So the next time they brought rice again I had no option than to eat”.
Larry says he was kidnapped for doing his job as a journalist. “They called me a black leg, that any journalist covering military events is a black leg, ” he told MMI.
This is not the first time a journalist is being kidnapped by Ambazonian fighters in Bamenda.
Colleagues and journalism associations condemned his abduction, calling for his immediate release.
Mini Mefo Info