Former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Onje Gye-Wado, who was taken hostage by unknown gunmen on April 7, has been released.
This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Nasarawa State, Ramhan Nansel, on Monday in Lafia, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mr. Gye-Wado, who served as deputy governor from 1999 to 2003 during Abdullahi Adamu’s administration, was abducted from his residence in Wamba Local Government Area.
However, he was released at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Sunday and has since been reunited with his family, according to Mr. Nansel.
The police have not made any arrests in connection with the abduction, and there are no reports of any ransom being paid for Mr. Gye-Wado’s release.
It is believed that sustained pressure from a combined team of security agencies led to the elder statesman’s freedom from his captors.