Professor, others abducted as Bandits attack UniAbuja

EMERGENCY DIGEST- Armed bandits on Tuesday morning broke into the staff quarters of the University of Abuja, seizing a professor, his children and a yet-unclear number of other staff members.

A spokesman for the school told The Gazette that the incident occurred shortly after 12:00 a.m. An economics professor Obansa Joseph was taken away alongside two of his children at gunpoint, officials said. The other officials who were also seized were not immediately named.

The school said in a statement on Facebook that the matter would be investigated as efforts have intensified towards rescuing the abductees. The attackers have not called in to demand a ransom, The Gazette learnt.

The incident came as Abuja and its environs had been coming under increased security threats from violent criminals. A spokesman for the police in Abuja did not immediately return a request seeking comments from The Gazette about the development on Tuesday morning.

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