Gunmen Abduct Former Nasarawa Deputy Governor In Wamba

A former Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Professor Onje Gye-Wado has been abducted in his hometown in Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Confirming the unfortunate incident to the press, the spokesman for the Police in Nasarawa State, DSP Ramhan Nansel said the former Deputy Governor was abducted by yet to be identified hoodlums in the early hours of Friday (April 7, 2023).

He said: “Information received by the command indicated that on 7/4/2023 at about 12:30am, unknown gunmen invaded Gwagi village in Wamba LGA, broke into the residence of one Prof. Onje Gye-wado and abducted 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.”

Speaking further on the efforts being made by the police to rescue the abducted university don and politician, the police PRO said: “The Commissioner of Police further mobilised and deployed reinforcement comprising Police tactical teams, military, vigilante, and local hunters to complement the ongoing search to rescue the hostage hale and hearty and arrest the perpetrators of the act.

“The Commissioner of Police therefore call on anyone with useful information that will enable the Police to succeed in the rescue operation to call the following telephone numbers: 09115629178, 09067877096, 08112692680 and 08104441179.”

Prof. Gye-Wado, who will be 69 years old by July 2023, was Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State from 1999 to 2003.

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