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Kidnappers invade ABU, abduct staff

The management of  Ahmadu  Bello University (ABU) in Zaria,  Kaduna State, has confirmed the abduction of one of its staff members. 

According to a statement signed by Malam Auwalu Umar, Director Public Affairs Directorate at ABU,  the incident occurred in thrbearly hours of Monday when armed kidnappers invaded the university’s  main campus in Samaru,  Zaria.

He said in the statement: “At about 12.50am 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 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 bordering 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 Vice Chancellor urges  the University community to remain  calm and vigilant  to avoid the recurrence of the incident”.

Written by ExpressDay


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