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Nigerian Soldiers Rescue Cross River State Commissioner From Abductors

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Calabar, Nigeria – Nigerian soldiers have successfully rescued Cross River State Commissioner Gertrude Nnanjar Njar from her abductors. The commissioner, who is in charge of the Ministry of Information and Orientation, was abducted by unknown gunmen on Friday from her home in Calabar.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, March 3, 2023, when the gunmen stormed the commissioner’s home, overpowered her security detail and kidnapped her. The abductors demanded a ransom from her family and the state government, which sparked a massive manhunt for the kidnappers.

Professor and commissioner
Mrs Gertrude Nnanjar Njar

The Nigerian Army, acting on intelligence, launched an operation to rescue the Commissioner and apprehend her abductors. The operation, which lasted several hours, resulted in the successful rescue of the Commissioner and the arrest of some of the kidnappers.

In a statement released to the press on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, the Nigerian Army confirmed the successful rescue operation and praised the troops for their bravery and professionalism. The Army also assured the public of its commitment to maintaining peace and security in the country.

The Commissioner, who was in good health, expressed her gratitude to the soldiers and everyone who contributed to her rescue. She emphasized the importance of collaboration between the government and security agencies in addressing the security challenges in the country.

“I am grateful to the Nigerian Army and everyone who contributed to my rescue. This experience has strengthened my resolve to work with the government and security agencies to address the security challenges in our country,” she said.

The incident has raised concerns about the country’s increasing cases of kidnappings and insecurity. The government has promised to intensify efforts to address the security challenges and protect the lives and property of Nigerians.

The successful rescue of the Commissioner is a significant achievement for the security agencies. It sends a strong message to criminal elements that the government is committed to bringing them to justice.

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