UPDATED: Gunmen abduct two UNIABUJA profs, others

Two professors were among those abducted when armed men on Tuesday morning stormed the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Abuja at the Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was gathered that six people were abducted in the attack which happened around 1am.

Those abducted were Prof. Bassey Ubom (including his son and daughter), Prof. Obanza Malam, Sambo  Mohammed and Dr. Tobit.

The university’s spokesman, Habib Yakoob, when contacted confirmed the incident.

Also, the information was shared on the official Facebook page of the university.

The information read, “Suspected bandits attacked the staff quarters of the university in the early hours of today.

“Our safety officers, in conjunction with security personnel, mobilised to secure the quarters.

“We have report that four of our staff and their children were, nevertheless, abducted by the evil men.

“Efforts are being made to ensure their safe return. A sad day for us, indeed! ”

The police spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, could not be reached for comments.

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