The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has provided an update on the release of Miss Jennifer Samuel, an aid worker who was abducted recently in Borno by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
Governor Lalong in a statement issued late on Thursday assured that his administration was working with the federal government and security agencies to secure the release of the aid personnel who works with Alliance for International Medical Action, a humanitarian organisation in the North-East, and others abducted in Borno by terrorists.
Lalong who gave the assurance in the statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, also said that his government would not rest until Miss Samuel and her colleagues were released.
“The Rescue Administration is interested in the welfare of Plateau citizens anywhere in the world.
“Channels of communication have been opened with relevant authorities to secure the release of not only Miss Jennifer Samuel but also other citizens in the captivity of the terrorists,” he said.
The governor also encouraged the family of Jennifer to remain prayerful and hopeful as nothing was being left to chance to secure her freedom.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
FEATURES: Rise in Monkeypox infection troubling Nigeria’s rural population
In this features, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes into the rural communities of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria to uncover the plight of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities groan as erosion washes away roads, property
For a number of years communities in Ilorin South LGA of Kwara State have had to live with the menace...
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...