Lawmaker calls for a safe release of aid worker

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja


Nigerian House of Representatives’ Member has called on the government through various security agencies to take immediate action to secure the safe release of the aid worker abducted in Borno State.

The Medical Aid worker with Alliance for International Medical Action, Miss Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, an indigene of Plateau State, was abducted in Borno State, North-East Nigeria by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday.

Mr. Dachung Musa Bagos from Plateau State in a statement in Abuja on Friday condemned the abduction describing it a sad moment that calls for immediate security and government attention.

He said “On behalf of the Good People of Jos South/ Jos East Federal Constituency, I condemn the abduction of the daughter of Plateau State by boko haram In the North East, I, however, call for immediate action to be taken by the Federal Government to facilitate the release of this great Plateau citizens who were abducted in the North East.

As a lawmaker I am disturbed that innocent Plateau citizens 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 the North East, providing humanitarian help to victims of insurgency.

This is a sad moment that calls for immediate security and Government attention, very unfortunate.”

Miss Ukambong, who is an orphan, was kidnapped along with several others in a brutal ambush along Monguno-Maiduguri road the day she was marking the 21st remembrance of her father’s demise.