Family alleges kidnapping as Plateau bride disappears hours to wedding

Family alleges kidnapping as Plateau bride disappears hours to wedding

A young lady preparing for her wedding has disappeared in Plateau State barely five hours to the occasion.

Sources said the bride on Sunday went to the house of a pastor who was to conduct the wedding the next day (Monday) in the Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.

She was with the cleric when suspected hoodlums reportedly attacked the house at night and whisked the bride away.

The incident, it was gathered, forced the groom, identified as Zaphaniah Kosom, to cancel the wedding slated to take place in Ngyong community on January 3, 2022.

A member of the community, Saidu Joseph, who was invited to the event, confirmed the development to PUNCH Metro in Jos on Monday.

He said, “The bridegroom, Zaphaniah Kosom, is a friend to our family. He invited me to his wedding which was supposed to take place today(Monday) at the Christ Apostolic Church in Ngyong community in the Bokkos LGA. But the wedding would no longer hold because his would-be wife was kidnapped yesterday night (Sunday) by people we don’t know.

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“The lady went to sleep in the house of their pastor in line with the church’s tradition so that the wedding will take place the next day. Unfortunately, the attackers came in the night, attacked the house and forcefully took the lady away. Since then, we have not seen her.

“We hear that those who took the lady away have contacted the bridegroom and demanded N10m as ransom. We don’t know what people are turning our society into. We pray that those holding the bride will do her no harm and free her to enable her to get married to her husband.”

The Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, Ubah Ogaba, said the command was investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the bride.

He said, “What happened was that the lady in question was supposed to get married today (Monday), but when they did not see her, they started saying that she was kidnapped.

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“When we got wind of the matter, the DPO in charge of the area swung into action to investigate; it is not everything that should be tagged kidnapping.”

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