Gunmen abduct Taraba University lecturer


Benjamin Ezekiel, a senior lecturer with the Taraba State University, Jalingo,  has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Ezekiel was abducted from his residence at ATC near Grace Junior Academy in the early hours of Sunday.

Spokesperson for the Taraba State Police command, DSP David Misal, said the force is aware of the abduction and have put in place machinery to ensure his safe release from his abductors.

Also confirming the abduction, the Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Taraba state University chapter, Linus William said the abductors came in their number, shooting sporadically in the air to scare his neighbours, before taking him away.

Linus further revealed that the abductors are yet to contact the family to know what their demands are.

The incident follows a similar one earlier in the year, when another university lecturer was abducted by gunmen.

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