BREAKING: Gunmen Invade UNIABUJA Abduct Professor, Others

BREAKING: Gunmen Invade UNIABUJA Abduct Professor, Others

  • A professor of economics, Joseph Obansa, has been abducted by some unknown gunmen from the University of Abuja
  • The gunmen were said to have invaded the institution's senior staff quarters at about 1 am on Tuesday, November 2
  • Obansa was reportedly abducted alongside his children other yet to be identified victims of the attack

The University of Abuja located in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory has been invaded by some gunmen.

Premium Times reports that among those abducted is a Professor of economics, Obansa Joseph, and two of his children. Other people were also abducted by the gunmen during the invasion at the school.

Obansa, a source said is also a visiting profession of economics at Veritas University, Abuja.

He is an alumnus of the University of Abuja and the University of Lagos with research interests in health economics and quantitative economic analysis.

A professor of economics has reportedly been abducted alongside his children. Photo: UNIABUJA
Source: Facebook

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It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the senior staff quarters of the institution located in Giri area of Gwagwalada on Tuesday, November 2.

While the identities of the other victims are to be ascertained, a source has simply identified them as Barrister John Fidelis and Mallam Sambo.

Sources said the gunmen who attacked at about 1 am on Tuesday, operated at the staff quarters for about one hour before leaving.

Confirming the incident, UNIABUJA"s spokesperson, Habib Yakubu said a total of six victims were abducted by the gunmen.

Yakubu said:

"Apart from the professor and his children, a non-academic staffer was also involved. They are about six victims."

He also said that the institution's security operative in collaboration with other security agencies is on the trail of the criminals.

In addition, a post on the UNIABUJA's Facebook page said the security operatives and other safety officers have been mobilised to ensure the safe return of those abducted

The post said:

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

Meanwhile, previously reported that the University of Abuja had commenced virtual learning to cover up some lapses following an industrial strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

The institution abruptly developed an effective learning strategy to ensure that the students do not suffer any form of lapses pending when ASUU calls off the strike.

According to reports, over 5,000 students had already commenced the process effectively.


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