- Former HoD of Mechanical Engineering at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Osadolor Odia, has been kidnapped
- The ugly incident happened on Thursday, April 29, in the Ekpoma area of Edo state
- Prof. Odia was said to have been kidnapped while returning from his farm
Osadolor Odia, a professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, has been reportedly abducted by gunmen.
The Punch reports that he was said to be on his way to his farm at Egoro, Ekpoma, on Thursday, April 29, when the incident occurred.
Legit.ng gathered that a source at the university, who pleaded anonymity, stated that the news of the professor’s abduction threw the school into a panic.
The source reportedly said:
“I can confirm that Prof. Osadolor Odia was kidnapped today (on Thursday) on his way to his farm."
PM News also reports that the source added that the suspected kidnappers have already made contact with the family of the victim and demanded N18 million ransom.
According to the report, the public relations officer of the university, Edward Aihevba, who also confirmed the incident, said he received the news of the abduction of Prof. Odia as general information, adding that he has no details of how the incident happened.
The state police command spokesman, Kontongs Bello, who said he not aware of the incident, promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ekpoma.
It was reported that the school is a few kilometers away from the Yakubu Gowon International Airport Haipang in the north-central state. The school was attacked on Wednesday night, April 28 by heavily armed gunmen.
The security operatives were said to have responded swiftly, forcing the attackers to flee with two students.
One of the abducted students later escaped during a gun duel between security personnel and the abductors.
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