Nigeria

Police rescue ex-Nasarawa deputy governor from kidnappers

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The Nasarawa State Police Command has said that its operatives Wednesday rescued a former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga, unhurt a few hours after his abduction.

Ewuga, who was a one time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday at Kurmin Shinkafa, close to Gudi town in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on his way to Abuja.

When contacted, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the rescue of the elder statesman.

He said: “The former senator was on his way to Abuja and was kidnapped at about 20:40 hours, but due to mounted pressure by men of the Nigerian Police Force who were alerted on time, moved into the forest and rescued the senator.

“No arrest was made, but the command is not relaxing over the matter to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book as an investigation was ongoing.

“As I speak with you, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Adesina Soyemi, has ordered operatives of the command to move into the forest for possible arrest of the criminals,” the PPRO said.

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