8th April 2023
The police command in Nasarawa State on Friday confirmed the abduction of a former deputy governor of the state, Prof Onje Gye-Wado, by gunmen.
The confirmation was contained in a statement in Lafia by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel.
Gye-Wado was deputy governor between 1999 and 2003 during the administration of Abdullahi Adamu, who is currently the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.
The PPRO in the statement said the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, had deployed tactical operatives to rescue the former deputy operation.He said the police received reports that the former deputy governor was kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of Friday at his residence in Wamba Local Government Area.
Nansel stated that the police commissioner had further mobilised reinforcement comprising police tactical teams, the military, vigilance groups and local hunters to complement the ongoing search to rescue the hostage hale and hearty.
He assured the public that the police would do everything possible to arrest the perpetrators of the act and make them face the law. He called on those with useful information that would aid his rescue to call 09115629178, 09067877096, 08112692680 and 08104441179.