The Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River, Mrs Gertrude Njar, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Wednesday in Calabar.
An eye witness, Mr Samuel Okon, told mewsmen that she was forcefully taken out of her official car by masked young men.
According to Okon, they took the commissioner away in their car and abandoned her own car in Calabar South.
Mr Kalita Aruku, Special Adviser to Gov. Ben Ayade on Information, confirmed her kidnap in a telephone interview with NAN.
“Yes, security sources have informed us that the Commissioner for Women Affairs has been kidnapped.
“As we speak, security operatives have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers with a view to arrest them and rescue the victim unharmed,” he said.