• May 20, 2024

Gunmen occupy UNIABUJA, abducted Professor, Children, Others

 Gunmen occupy UNIABUJA, abducted Professor, Children, Others

By our Reporter

Early on Tuesday morning,Gunmen occupied the staff quarters of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) and abducted a professor of economics, Obansa Joseph, two of his children, and other people.

The gunmen who invaded the senior staff quarters at Giri in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at 1 a.m on Tuesday operated for about an hour.

The names of the Chidren and other victims cannot be ascertained as at press time.

The university’s spokesman, Habib Yakoob, who was quoted confirmed the development, saying the victims are about six in number.

“Yes, I just confirmed that the information is true. Apart from the professor and his children, a non-academic staffer was also involved. They are about six victims,” Mr Yakoob said.

He, however, added that security operatives have been mobilised to secure their freedom.

“They are on their trail,” the spokesman said by telephone.

The victim, Mr Obansa, is described as a “distinguished economist of repute”.

Apart from teaching at UNIABUJA, he is also a visiting professor of economics at Veritas University, also in Abuja.

Mr Obansa is an alumnus of the University of Abuja and the University of Lagos. His research interests include health economics and quantitative economic analysis.

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