Operatives of the Nasarawa State police command have rescued a former deputy governor of the state, Solomon Ewuga, hours after his abduction.
Ewuga, who was a one-time minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was kidnapped on September 28, at Kurmin Shinkafa, close to Gudi town in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state, while on his way to Abuja.
ASP Ramhan Nansel, spokesperson of the command, confirmed on Wednesday, that the former minister was rescued unhurt.
“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,” Nansel stated.
He added: “No arrest was made, but the command is not relaxing over the matter to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book as 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.”