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Published On: Mon, Dec 30th, 2019

Plateau lawmaker demands release of abducted aid workers

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By Christiana Ekpa

A member of the House of Representatives representing Jos south./Jos east federal constituency of Plateau State, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos has called for the immediate release of medical aid, Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, abducted by Boko haram in the northeast.
Bagos, in a statement issued yesterday, condemned the terrorists’ activities of Boko Haram and appealed to the federal government to initiate steps that would lead to the rescue of Miss Samuel and other abducted workers.
“On behalf of the good people of Jos south/ Jos east/federal constituency, I Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos condemn the abduction of the daughter of Plateau state by Boko Haram In the northeast, I, however, call for immediate action to be taken by the federal government to facilitate the release of these great Plateau citizens who were abducted in the northeast.
“I am deeply saddened by this situation where Plateau Citizens are being abducted, and the recent is that of a medical aid worker with Alliance for International Medical Action, Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel.
“As a lawmaker, I am disturbed that innocent Plateau citizen have been abducted by Boko Haram in Borno State.
“I plead for the immediate release of these innocent citizens of Plateau state who are mostly youths with professional callings and have dedicated themselves working in northeast to providing humanitarian help to victims of insurgency”.
The lawmaker said “This a sad moment that calls for immediate security and Government attention, very unfortunate that Ukambong, who is an orphaned, was kidnapped along with several others in a brutal ambush along Monguno-Maiduguri road on Sunday, 22nd December, 2019, the day she was marking the 21st remembrance of her dear father’s demise.
“I want to join other spirited individuals by condemning this act of inhumanity. I also pray that the federal government through the various security agencies will take immediate action to ensure the safe release of our innocent sister”, he stated.

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