Abducted Wife of Plateau Deputy Chief of Staff Freed


The abducted wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mrs. Dorcas Silas Vem, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has regained freedom.

A source from the Government House had said that for almost three days now, the whereabouts Mrs. Vem had remained unknown. She is a staff of the University of Jos, and her husband is the Deputy Chief of Staff in the office of the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Professor Sonny Tyoden.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, Gabriel Ubah, was said to have confirmed the rescue of Silas Vem’s wife and a director in the State Ministry of Health, Dr Samuel Audu yesterday.

According to Ubah, the victims, who were abducted in separate attacks by gunmen on Sunday were rescued by a combined team of security personnel.

He stressed that the security operatives sent after the gunmen succeeded in rescuing the victims without paying any ransom.

The command’s spokesman added that the police have rescued the abducted persons with their families.

Dorcas was abducted when a group of armed men stormed her residence in Little Rayfield area of Jos, the state capital.

Dr Audu, on the other hand, was abducted by gunmen in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.