Gunmen have abducted the former deputy governor of Nasarawa state, Onje Gye-Wado, during an attack on his village.
In a statement on Friday, the state’s police spokesperson, Ramhan Nansel, acknowledged the news.
Gye-Wado, a former dean of the law school of Nasarawa State University, was taken hostage in the early morning hours.
Nansel claimed that the assailants kidnapped the former deputy governor at his home in Gwagi village, the state’s Wamba LGA.
The statement reads, “Police tactical operatives have intensified search and rescue operation. The commissioner of police, Nasarawa state command, CP Maiyaki Baba, has reassured the general public, especially the family of Prof Onje Gye-Wado, that effort is ongoing to rescue the victim who was abducted by yet to be identified hoodlums in the early hours of Friday.”