- A senator, Istifanus Gyang, is alerting Nigerian authorities of the fear among his people over issues of insecurity
- Gyang particularly complains about the abduction of student of the University of Maiduguri who is an indigene of Plateau state
- The senator also mentions other such incidents that had been carried out by the Boko Haram insurgents in the past
The security situation in a part of Plateau state is becoming a cause for concern as Senator Istifanus Gyang representing Plateau North raised an alarm on Sunday, January 12.
Gyang said he was worried, especially following the diappearance of a 100 level Zoology student of the University of Maiduguri, Lilian Gyang.
The senator, who spoke through a statement released by his spokesperson, Musa Ashoms, noted that the student who is just 20 year old was abducted on January 9, as she resumed in her tertiary institution.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gyang, who is the deputy chairman, Senate committee on defence, said the female student was taking at a place not too far from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.
The senator lamented that Gyang's abduction comes after the same fate suffered by Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, a 26-year-old health worker from Makoli village along the Monguno- Maiduguri road on December 22, 2019.
“Another victim being held hostage by Boko Haram from Plateau is Abdulhamid Bashir, a health worker from Kanam local government area of Plateau,” he said.
The senator appealed to the federal government and the international community to quickly intervene and hasten the release and safe return of the abductees.
He recalled how two Plateau young boys were abducted and brutally executed in October 2019 by the Boko Haram terrorists and that this was already causing fear.
The lawmaker said the said boys were murdered by the insurgents for allegedly refusing to denounce their Christian faith, an act that had attracted world wide condemnation.
Gyang expressed hope that all those being held captive by the Boko Haram terrorists, including Leah Sharibu, and the remaining Chibok girls would regain freedom.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Nigerian soldiers attacked the hideouts and camps of bandits located around Jibia forests in Katsina state.
The newspaper adds that heavy gunshots were heard as vehicles and planes conveying the soldiers were seen moving into the forests.
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