A former deputy governor of Nasarawa State, Professor Onje Gye-Wado, has been kidn@pped by unknown g¥nmen.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday, April 7.
Prof. Gye-Wado was deputy to the incumbent national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, when the latter was governor of the State between 1999 to 2003.
In the statement, the PPRO said the Commissioner of Police (CP), Maiyaki Muhammed-Baba, has deployed tactical operatives to rescue the former deputy operation.
He said that the police received reports that the former deputy was kidn@pped by g¥nmen in the early hours of Friday at his residence in Wamba LGA of the state.
“Information received by the police command indicated that on Friday, April 7 at about 12:30 a.m., g¥nmen invaded Gwagi Village in Wamba LGA, broke into the residence of the former deputy governor and abd¥cted him to an unknown destination.
Upon receipt of the information, police operatives attached to Wamba Division swiftly moved to the scene, but the hoodlums had fled with the victim before their arrival,” the police spokesperson added.