One month after, Governor Ayade’s Commissioner for Women Affairs still in Kidnappers Custody as family cries out to IGP
The family of Professor Gertrude Nnanjar Njar, the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River State who was kidnapped over one month ago has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to help rescue her, Ejes Gist News Nigeria reports.
Armed men dressed in military fatigue kidnapped Prof Gertrude in the early hours of February 1, 2023, on Atamunu Street in Calabar while on her way to the office in her official Renault car.
According to the petition signed by one Prince Odey Oyama, dated March 2, 2023, the family said that the kidnappers drove a white Hilux and had since demanded a N150m ransom through phone number 09074056593.
The petition reads in part: “It is one month now since her kidnap without any positive results. This has given our entire family, community, friends and well-wishers deep concern.”
They called on the IGP to use his office to assist in tracing the woman.
At the time the incident happened, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Eric Anderson, assured that the state government would do everything possible to rescue her.