From Bilkisu Kambai, Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed excitement over the release of Rev. Polycarb Zongo of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) who was abducted by insurgents last year October.
The governor made this known in a release made available to newsmen through the Director of press and public Affairs Makut Simon Macham.
Lalong said the release of the clergyman and other abductees is an answer to the prayers of the Church and other people of goodwill which affirms that God does not abandon his people even at difficult moments.
He praised all those who played various roles in facilitating the release of the clergyman, as well as those who showed concern to the family and the Church, saying, the gesture is the kind that is needed to overcome the insecurity and intolerance in the country.
Governor Lalong wishes Rev. Zango well as he recuperates from the emotional and physical trauma he had undergone.
He also urged him to remain strong and use his ordeal to encourage and motivate the people towards trust in God and respect for humanity.
The Governor appealed to Rev. Zongo’s family, the COCIN family to continue to pray for God’s intervention in the affairs of the nation and interceed for other people in similar circumstances as well as upholding the security agencies as they continue to battle insurgency.