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Army rescues commissioner from kidnappers in Cross River



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During Operation Akpakwu, soldiers from the 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, Calabar, freed Mrs. Gertrude Njar, the commissioner for women’s affairs in Cross River, from kidnapper’s captivity.

Capt. Dorcas Aluko, Army Public Relations Officer, 13 Brigade, Calabar, released a statement on Wednesday announcing her rescue.

On February 1st, a kidnapping took place near Mayne Avenue in Calabar South.

“Acting on actionable intelligence on the victim’s whereabouts, troops laid a tacit ambush for the kidnappers around Peter Effiong Creek, Messembe, Jebs.


“The gallant troops tactically sprung an ambush to take the kidnappers by surprise while in search of the victim.

“In the ensuing melee, the criminals abandoned the victim and fled into the creeks,” Aluko said.

According to Aluko, 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.

“Members of the general public are also encouraged to continue providing timely and accurate information on criminal activities within their vicinities,” she said.

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