Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly abducted the wife of Silas Vem, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Plateau State Government House,Dorcas Vem and Dr. Samuel Audu, a Director in the Plateau State Ministry of Health.
The wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff was said to have been abducted on Sunday while driving to their house at the Little Rayfield area in Jos, very close to the Government House.
According to reports from residents, the gunmen accosted her in front of their gate and forcefully dragged her out of her vehicle and took her away to an unknown destination.
Metronetworknews gathered that Mrs. Vem 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
Similarly, the residents said, the director was going home after closing from work in the evening on Monday when some hoodlums abducted him in Barkin Ladi community.
A resident said ; ” the Director has a hospital Barkin Ladi LGA. He was in his car driving back to his house in Barkin Ladi after attending to an emergency at his hospital when some people emerged from nowhere and blocked his vehicle at his gate at the Chairman’s quarters”.
“He was still calling his wife to open the gate for him when the hoodlums immediately, ordered him into their waiting vehicle and drove away”.
“They abandoned the vehicle driven by the director with the doors wide open. We don’t know what is happening in Plateau state with regard to the security of the people because the kidnapping and abductions are just too much. Something needs to be done and quickly too before the situation gets out of hand.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the incident, stating that efforts were being made to rescue them.