A 100 level Zoology student of the University of Maiduguri, Lilian Gyang, has been kidnapped. This was disclosed by the Senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, Sen. Istifanus Gyang; who decried the abduction.
Gyang, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Protocol, Musa Ashoms; said that the 20-year-old University of Maiduguri student who hailed from Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Platea; was kidnapped while resuming to school on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Specifically, Gyang disclosed that the 100 Level student was abducted at a location close to Maiduguri.
Equally important, Gyang is the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence.
“This sad and ugly development is coming on the heels of an earlier one, the abduction of Jennifer Ukambong Samuel; 26, a health worker from Makoli village in Gashish District of Barkin Ladi, along Monguno- Maiduguri road on Dec. 22, 2019.
100 Level student joins two others held by suspected Boko Haram militants
“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 lawmaker appealed to the Federal Government and the international community to quickly intervene and hasten the release; as well as safe return of the abductees.
Further, Gyang noted that the call had become imperative because of the fear of a repeat of the incident; in which two Plateau young boys were abducted and brutally executed in October 2019 by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. According to him, the said boys were murdered by the insurgents for allegedly refusing to denounce their Christian faith; an act that had attracted worldwide condemnation.
Meanwhile, Gyang expressed hope that all those being held captive by the Boko Haram terrorists; including Leah Sharibu, and the remaining Chibok girls would regain their liberty.