- The invasion and abduction of staff of the University of Abuja has been condemned by the opposition party
- The Peoples Democratic Party also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari's administration for its laxity in security within its purview
- According to the PDP, the incident which occurred about 16 kilometres away from the Presidential Villa is shocking and rubs off badly on the present administration
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, November 2, condemned the invasion and abduction of some staff and their family members from the University of Abuja, Gwagwalada.
A statement by the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the attack by the gunmen who abducted four staff members and some children in the institution is cowardly.
The party also demanded an unconditional release of the victims to reunite with their families members.
Ologbondiyan further described the attack which "occurred within the precincts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate security purview, just 16 kilometres from the Aso Presidential Villa" as shocking.
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He said the attack shows the helplessness and failures of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
"With this act of banditry in Abuja, Nigerians expect President Buhari, in line with his promise to lead from the fronts, to straightaway give himself a “marching order” to rescue the victims, just as gives to others whenever there are cases of security failures in commands outside of his security precincts."
Security agencies, personnel must not relent
The PDP however charges the security agencies not to relent in the face of the failures of the Buhari administration but rise up to the occasion, track down the bandits and rescue the victims.
Continuing, Ologbondiyan said the PDP decries the continued insecurity across the breadth of the nation where every citizen have been left to their own fate.
The PDP urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the safety and freedom of all compatriots languishing in their abductors' den.
The party also tasked the governments at all levels to rise up to the occasion and devise more efficient strategies for securing our nation.
An early morning abduction of staff of the institution
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some gunmen invaded the senior staff quarters of UNIABUJA and abducted two professors, their children and two others.
One of the professors, Joseph Obansa, a visiting professor of economics at Veritas University was abducted alongside his son.
The gunmen were said to have stormed the institution at about 1 am on Tuesday, November 2, morning.
Also, the full list of those abducted by the gunmen from the senior staff quarters of the institution has been released.
Those abducted are; Professor Obansa, Professor Obansa's son, Professor Oboscolo, Professor Oboscolo's son and his daughter and Dr Tobins.