- The abductors of lecturers and kidnapped children from the University of Abuja have reportedly reached out to the family
- According to reports, the abductors contacted the family and parents, and are demanding a ransom of N50 million naira for each person
- Meanwhile, the victims were kidnapped by bandits in University of Abuja staff quarters, on Tuesday, November 2
Gwagwalada, Abuja- A report by The Punch indicates that the abductors of the six individuals that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja on Tuesday, November 2, have reached out to their families.
The newspaper reported that sources familiar with the matter confirmed the new development in Abuja on Wednesday, November 3.
According to the source, the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N300 million naira.
The source said:
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“They demanded N50 million naira for each person, they have contacted the family but that is all we know for now.”
Leadership also reported that the public relations officer of the school, Habib Yakoob, while confirming the new development to journalists said:
“They got in touch with the family, the parents of the abducted children were contacted. We learnt they are asking for N300 million for all of them.”
Legit.ng gathered that a yet-to-be-disclosed number of gunmen stormed the University of Abuja in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and made away with two professors, a non-academic staff and three others.
UNIABUJA Invasion: Full list, identities of kidnapped persons
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that in a recent incident at the University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, some yet to be identified gunmen invaded the institution abducting staff and their family members.
This newspaper had earlier reported that the gunmen had invaded UNIABUJA's senior staff quarters at about 1 am on Tuesday, October 2.
The gunmen abducted a professor of economics, Joseph Obansa, some of his family members among others.
How student protest in Federal College of Education turned violent
In another development, Legit.ng reported that there was chaos at the Federal College of Education, Yola in Adamawa state as students of the institution protested the poor supply of water to their campuses.
Chaos started after the students who were said to have been marching around the school premises to portray their grievance over the social ill-treatment sighted soldiers in the institution.
Sources said the soldiers were invited by the school's authority to quell the protest by the students. The students started destroying facilities and setting buildings on fire upon sighting the military officials.