The combined team of Operations Safe Haven (OPSH) and the Plateau State Police Command rescued the kidnapped wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Ms. Tabitha Vem and the doctor Dr Samuel Audu.
The wife of the deputy chief of staff was kidnapped at around 7:45 p.m. on Sunday from her residence in Little Ray Field, near the government residence.
She was taken to an unknown destination as the kidnappers contacted the family on Monday evening and demanded a ransom of N50 million.
As a result of this development, there has been a lull in government activities, especially in the office of the vice-governor where the husband, Mr. Silas Ven works, on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
Medical doctor Dr Samuel Audu, who works with Na Allah Na Kowa Hospital, Dr Samuel Audu, in the Barakin-Ladi local government area, was also kidnapped at around 9:34 p.m. on Monday.
It was learned that the kidnappers who were on the trail of the doctor from his hospital caught up with him while he was driving on his premises.
“Obviously, they followed him from his office to his house. As the door opened to allow him to enter, they followed him inside and forced him out of his car. He was taken to an unknown destination, “a source said.
Meanwhile, state police spokesperson ASP Uba Gabriel Ogaba told Tribune Online that the duo were rescued at around 11:00 a.m. on Monday at various locations by the combined PAHO team and police officers. men from the Plateau State Police Command.
He said they were rescued without paying ransom, adding that they were handed over to their respective family members.
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