- A UNIJOS professor, Grace Ayanbimpe, and her husband are missing
- Report has it that the couple was kidnapped on Monday, May 17, by gunmen and taken to an unknown destination
- It was learnt that loud gunshots were heard in the early hours of Monday, causing panic in the neighbourhood
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Grace Ayanbimpe, a professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Jos, and her husband were abducted by an armed gang in the Plateau capital on Monday, May 17.
Punch reports that the gunmen stormed the residence of the couple located around Haske Quarters, Lamingo in the Jos North local government area of the state.
A resident, Philip Dachung, who confirmed the development to the online newspaper, disclosed that the attackers stormed the residence of the professor with loud gunshots and seriously terrified the neighbourhood.
Dachung noted that neighbours came out hours after the operation only to learn that the duo is nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, gunmen who abducted students in Kaduna state started reaching out to the parents of the captives for their ransom.
The abductors were said to be making calls to the parents of the captive, threatening to harm their children if they failed to meet the demands.
One of the parents told journalists:
“They asked my daughter to call me and she was crying and pleading with me to get the ransom and pay otherwise they will kill her.”
Another parent claimed she was told by the kidnappers that unless the sum of N500 million was paid, her daughter would not be seen again.
Before this development, Sheik Ahmad Gumi revealed why the kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Kaduna, had not been released.
In his conversation with newsmen on Thursday, March 25, Gumi revealed that there was serious apprehension now among the bandits following the federal government's shoot-on-sight order.
The renowned Muslim scholar said the criminals were very suspicious of anyone they come in contact with as they fear that such persons might be working for the government.