Two professors are among the six persons abducted from the staff quarters of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) on Tuesday morning by bandits who invaded the quarters.
According to Daily Trust, although, the police are yet to reveal the names of the victims, a senior staff member at the institution listed those abducted as; Prof. Bassey Ubom (including his son and daughter), Prof. Obanza Malam, Sambo Mohammed, and Dr. Tobit
Ubom, a Professor of Science and Environmental Education, teaches Environmental Science at the University.
The staff member said from the manner in which the criminals operated, it was clear that they did thorough checks before striking.
Presently, a combined team of the police operatives and the personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion are combing areas in Gwagwalada, with a view to rescuing the abductees.
A professor of Economics at the University of Abuja, Obansa Joseph has been abducted by gunmen.
SaharaReporters had earlier today reported that the gunmen invaded the senior staff quarters at Giri in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at 1am on Tuesday and operated for about an hour.
The university’s spokesman, Habib Yakoob, had confirmed the development, saying the victims are about six in number.
“Yes, I just confirmed that the information is true. Apart from the professor and his children, a non-academic staffer was also involved. They are about six victims,” Yakoob had said.
He, however, added that security operatives had been mobilised to secure their freedom.
“They are on their trail,” the spokesman said on the phone.