Gunmen Kidnap Popular State Commissioner for Women Affairs

Gunmen Kidnap Popular State Commissioner for Women Affairs

  • Gertrude Njar, has been kidnapped in Cross River state by some unknown gunmen in Calabar, the state capital
  • The kidnaped victim who is the commissioner for Women Affairs was forcefully taken out of her official car
  • Meanwhile, Kalita Aruku, Sspecial Adviser to Gov. Ben Ayade on Information, confirmed her kidnap

The commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River, Gertrude Njar has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Wednesday in Calabar.

An eyewitness, Samuel Okon said that she was forcefully taken out of her official car by masked young men, Peoples Gazette reports.

Gertrude Njar abducted
Gertrude Njar has been kidnapped. Photo credit: Cross River people
Source: UGC

According to Mr Okon, they took the commissioner away in their car and abandoned her own car in Calabar South.

Kalita Aruku, Special Adviser to Gov. Ben Ayade on Information, confirmed her kidnap, Daily Nigerian added.

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“Yes, security sources have informed us that the Commissioner for Women Affairs has been kidnapped.
“As we speak, security operatives have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers with a view to arrest them and rescue the victim unharmed."

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