Abduction of Plateau orphan, others disturbing – Rep Bagos

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Ukambong Jennifer Samuel

Jos Nigeria: The member representing Jos South/Jos East constituency in the Nigerian House of Reps, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos has called the Federal Government to facilitate the release of Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, a Plateau orphan abducted by Boko Haram.

Ukambong was kidnapped along with several others in a deadly ambush along Monguno-Maiduguri road last Sunday, the 21st anniversary of her father’s demise.

She was kidnapped while another Plateau aid worker kidnapped three weeks earlier had yet to be released.

In October, Boko Haram released a video showing the execution of two male aid workers from Plateau – Mr. Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham.

In the video, the executioners said they were killing “these Plateau Christians” in retaliation to “injustices” being done to their kinsmen in Plateau State.

In March 2018, Mr. Darlington Davou and Steve Rowland Ronku, both students of the Plateau State College of Health Technology, Zawang, Jos were abducted by people suspected to be linked to Boko Haram.

Steve Rowland Ronku

In a press statement on Thursday, Hon. Bagos said, “I’m deeply saddened that Plateau Citizens are being abducted, and the recent is that of a Medical Aide worker with Alliance for international Medical Action Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel.”

“This calls for immediate security and Government attention,” he continued. “These are mostly youths with professional callings and have dedicated themselves working in the northeast, providing humanitarian help to victims of insurgency,” the lawmaker stressed.

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