Istifanus Gyang, a Plateau senator on Sunday, January 12, is alerting Nigerian authorities of the fear among his people over issues of insecurity as he particularly complains about the abduction of a 100 level student of the University of Maiduguri who is also an indigene of Plateau state.
Gyang said he was worried, especially following the disappearance of a 100 level Zoology student of the University of Maiduguri, who has been identified as 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.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Gyang, who is the deputy chairman, Senate committee on defence, said the female student was taken 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 went ahead to appeal 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.