Plateau Govt moves to free aid workers kidnapped by Boko Haram

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Gov. Simon Lalong

The Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern Governors forum, Simon Lalong says his administration is working ‘closely’ with the Federal Government and Security Agencies to secure the release of Boko Haram kidnapped Plateau aid worker, Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel and her colleagues.

Miss Jennifer Samuel who works with Alliance for International Medical Action, a humanitarian organisation in the North East was abducted in Borno state on Sunday by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

Governor Lalong in a statement signed by the State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr. Dan Manjang said his “Rescue Administration” is interested in the welfare of Plateau citizens anywhere in the world.

Therefore, “channels of communication have been opened with relevant authorities to secure the release of not only Miss Jennifer Samuel but other citizens in the captivity of the terrorists,” the Governor said.

Lalong encouraged the family of Jennifer to remain prayerful and hopeful as “nothing is being left to chance to secure their freedom.”

Meanwhile, Governor Lalong has appreciated the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN and other religious bodies for partnering to care and resettle internally displaced persons, IDPs in the state.

Lalong in a press statement through his information commissioner, Dan Manjang said his government will continue to work with the Church and other religious institutions to meet the needs of citizens especially, the vulnerable.

He tasked beneficiaries of government and the church’s gesture to ensure they use the items given for the purpose meant for & not to contemplate selling them.

Lalong implored other religious institutions, corporate organisations and philanthropists to join in providing support for the less privileged in the state.

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