by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Less than 24hours after it’s kidnapped student regained freedom, a staff, his wife and daughter from the same Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.
A statement released by ABU’s Director, Public Affairs Directorate, Malam Auwalu Umar, stressed that the incident occurred at about 12:50am on Monday, 23rd November, 2020.
According to Mallam Umar, the kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the university, at Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru, Zaria, and abducted them.
“At about 12:50am on Monday, 23 rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the university on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru, Zaria.
“They went away with him along with his wife and daughter. The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene, following the distress call. There was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives.
“When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims.
“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a Village bordering the university, the kidnappers then released the wife and the daughter and went away with the husband,” he stated.
The public affairs officer also stated that, “Some empty bullet shells were recovered from the scene.
“The Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.
The Vice-Chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident.”