The kidnapped Cross River State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Professor Gertrude Njar, has been rescued by the operatives of the 13 Brigade of Nigerian Army along jebbs creek in Calabar South Local Government Area 35days after her kidnap.
In a statement issued by the brigade public relations officer, Captain Tope Aluko,said the troops of Operation Akapkwu laid ambush for the kidnappers around Peter Effiong Creek, Messembe, Jebs Creek which took the kidnappers by surprise while on search of the victim.
The statement said in the ensuing melee, the criminals abandoned the victim and fled into the creeks.
Aluko said the rescued Commissioner is currently receiving medical treatment, after which she will be discharged to meet with her family.
The statement urges the troops to sustain the tempo against all criminal elements in the Brigade’s Area of Responsibility even as the Commander commended their efforts.
Prof. Getrude Njar was on the 1st of February 2023, kidnapped around Mayne Avenue area of Calabar South Area of the state .