Kidnapped Commissioner rescued by 13 Brigade troops 

By Ene Asuquo 

13 Brigade Nigerian Army troops in Calabar deployed for Operation Akpakwu, have put up another gallantry efforts, as they have successfully rescued  

the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross Rivers State, Prof Gertrude  Njar who was kidnapped while driving back home on the 1 February 2023 at Main Avenue in  Calabar South.

Acting on intelligence on victim’s whereabout, the gallant troops laid a tacit ambush for the kidnappers around Peter Effiong Creek, Messembe, Jebs. The  troops tactically sprung an ambush to take the kidnappers by surprise while on search of the victim. In the ensuing melee, the criminals abandoned the victim and fled into the creeks.  

Troops are, however, on the trail of the fleeing criminals. Meanwhile, the victim is currently receiving medical treatment, after which she will be discharged.

The Commander 13 Brigade  Nigerian Army commends troops for their gallantry and urges them to sustain the tempo against all criminal elements in the Brigade’s Area of Responsibility, while urging members of the public to continue providing timely and accurate information on criminal activities within their domains 

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