Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong has expressed excitement over the release of Reverend Polycarb Zongo of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Wild Life Park, Jos who was abducted by insurgents last October.
Lalong in a statement issued in Jos and signed by the director of press affairs Simon Makut Macham said the release of the cleric 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.
The governor praised all those who played various roles in facilitating the release of the cleric, as well as those who showed concern to the family and the Church, saying this is the solidarity and humanity that is needed to overcome the insecurity and intolerance in the country.
Governor Lalong wished Reverend Zango well as he recuperates from the emotional and physical trauma he has undergone. He also urged him to remain strong and use his ordeal to encourage and motivate the people towards God and respect for humanity.
He also sent special goodwill to the family of Reverend Zongo, the COCIN family and its president, Reverend Dr Dachollom Datiri, urging them to continue to pray for God’s intervention in the affairs of the nation.