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Military rescue wife of top Plateau govt official, doctor from kidnappers

The victims were kidnapped by the same gang on two separate days in January 9 and 10 respectively.

• January 11, 2022
Nigerian army used to illustrate the story
Nigerian army used to illustrate the story

Troops of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Plateau have rescued two kidnap victims from their abductors.

Ishaku Takwa, the Media Officer of the task force maintaining peace in Plateau and environs made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Jos.

Mr Takwa said the rescued victims are Tabitha Silas, wife of Deputy Chief of Staff, Plateau Government House and Audu Samuel, the Chief Medical Director, Allah Na Kowa Clinic and Maternity, Barkin Ladi.

He explained that the victims, kidnapped by the same gang from their separate residence in Jos and Barkin Ladi on January 9 and 10 respectively, were rescued by the troops on Tuesday.

“Troops of OPSH have rescued Mrs Tabitha Silas, the wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Governor’s office Plateau state, from kidnappers.

“Silas was also rescued along with Dr Audu Samuel, the Medical Director Allah Na Kowa Clinic and Maternity Barkin Ladi.

“Silas was kidnapped on Sunday, Jan. 9 at her residence in little Rayfield Jos, while Samuel was kidnapped on Monday, Jan 10, at his residence in Barkin Ladi by the same gang.

“The rescued victims have been reunited with their families,” he said, while promising to furnish the media with details on the matter later.


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