Abducted aid worker, Jennifer to resume work in Borno

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Jennifer (second from right) with sisters and human rights activist, Rev. Gideon Paramalam on Sunday in Jos

Jos, Nigeria: Former Boko Haram hostage, Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel says she will return to her humanitarian work soon.

Jennifer was kidnapped in Borno on December 22, 2019 and rescued on January 15, 2020 along with four others.

The terrorists murdered five people before taking the hostages along Monguno-Maiduguri road.

The hostages witnessed more terror while in captivity but Plateau-born Jennifer says she was not kidnapped for being an aid worker.

“Being aid worker is not the reason I was kidnapped,” she told journalists on Saturday after being rescued by the Department of State Securities.

The 26years-old believes the kidnap was a “stepping stone” in her career.

“I think this is just an obstacle which nonetheless is a stepping stone.

“Many people out there need our help and that is why God created us – to help others,” she said.

The professional Midwife plans to resume work at her employers’ Monguno base “as soon as relieved.”

Her employers, Alliance for International Medical Action have yet to say whether they will still take her.

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