- Some suspected kidnappers have abducted staff of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
- The bandits also abducted the staff's wife and daughter
- The institution's security operatives engaged the kidnappers in exchange for fire
Less than twenty-four hours after nine students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) were released by their abductors, some bandits suspected to be kidnappers have invaded the staff quarters of the institution in Zaria and abducted a staff, his wife and daughter.
The Nation reports that students of university kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday, November 15.
Legit.ng gathered that the university’s director of public affairs, Malam Auwalu Umar, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, November 23.
Umar said security operatives engaged the kidnappers in exchange for fire.
He, however, said the wife and daughter of the staff were released when the security chased the kidnappers into the bush.
“At about 12:50 am 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.
According to him, there was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives, adding that it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that families of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) French students abducted on Sunday, November 15, on their way to French Village in Lagos spoke on their encounter with the kidnappers.
It was reported that the students were intercepted between Akilubu and Gidan Busa Road along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
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