Police authorities have called for information about the whereabouts of Mr Onje Gye-Wado, the former deputy governor of Nasarawa State.

Gye-Wado, was abducted on Friday, April 7 at about 12:30 a.m. by gunmen who invaded Gwagi Village in Wamba LGA, broke into the residence in Lafia, the State Capital, according to the statement.

The News agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call was contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Command in the State, DSP Ramhan Nansel.

Gye-Wado was deputy governor of Nasarawa between 1999 and 2003 in the administration of the then-Governor Abdullahi Adamu.

The police pleaded with members of the public with useful information that would aid the rescue of the erstwhile deputy governor to call the following telephone numbers: 09115629178, 09067877096, 08112692680 and 08104441179.

The statement also stated that the police commissioner had further mobilised reinforcement comprising police tactical teams, the military, vigilance groups and local hunters to complement the ongoing search to rescue the hostage hale and hearty.

It said, “Information received by the police command indicated that on Friday, April 7 at about 12:30 a.m., gunmen invaded Gwagi village in Wamba LGA, broke into the residence of the former deputy governor and abducted him to an unknown destination.

“Upon receipt of the information, police operatives attached to Wamba division swiftly moved to the scene, but the hoodlums had fled with the victim before their arrival”, the police spokesman said.

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