Gunmen invade Ahmadu Bello University, abduct lecturer

Gunmen have invaded the  Sardauna crescent on the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, and kidnapped a lecturer

Penpushing reports that, the Director of Public Affairs of the university Auwalu Umar,in a statement, did not mention the affected lecturer, but said was initially kidnapped along with his wife and daughter.

The institution spokesman explained that the wife and daughter were released “when security agents chased the kidnappers into the bush’, adding that,“at about 12:50 a.m. on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the university on Sardauna crescent, area BZ main campus Samaru, Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.

“The University security division quickly informed the operatives of the police intelligence response team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims’.

“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bothering the university, the kidnappers then released the wife and daughter and went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.

“The inspector general of police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident,” the statement read.

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