Abducted UNIABUJA Professors, Family regains freedom

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has confirmed the safe release of six persons, including two Professors abducted from the University of Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

The Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh who confirmed the release to the newsman said no ransom was paid to secure their release.

They were rescued about three days after gunmen attacked the staff quarters of the university in Gwagwalada Area Council of the nation’s capital on November 2, 2021.

In a statement on Friday, the spokesman for the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, confirmed that the victims were rescued by a joint team of operatives from various security agencies.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that all abducted victims of the University of Abuja were rescued and reunited with their families through a joint operation with other security agencies,” she said.

The UNIAbuja Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr. Katsina Umaru who first confirmed the release appreciated the effort of the Joint security operatives and said no ransom was paid

Also, the spokesman of the university, Habeeb Yakoob while confirming the release to AIT by 8:40 am Friday morning said there is wild jubilation on campus as the news broke.

Habeeb said the trauma over the abduction was already affecting the psychology of staff, students, and the entire university community.


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