11th January, 2022
Gunmen have kidnapped Dorcas Vem, the wife of Silas Vem, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plateau Government House.
Dr. Samuel Audu, a Director in the Plateau State Ministry of Health was also kidnapped in a separate operation.
The Punch reported that sources within the Government House in Jos and the State Secretariat housing the Headquarters of the Ministry of Health confirmed the incidents on Tuesday.
A source from the Government House said “For almost three days now, the whereabouts of wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Dorcas Silas Vem has 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.
“Their house is at the Little Rayfield in Jos, very close to the Government House. The woman was just driving to their house when some gunmen accosted her in front of their gate. They forcefully dragged her out of her vehicle and took her away to an unknown destination. The incident happened on Sunday and since then, we have not seen her.”