Suspect bandits have kidnapped a lecturer of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, in Kaduna State.
The kidnapping took place around 1:00 pm on Monday, ABU confirmed in a statement.
The statement read:
“At about 12:50am on Monday, 23rd 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.
“Some empty 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 kidnapping took place about a week after bandits kidnappes nine ABU students who were on a mandatory trip to Lagos. The students were later freed after the kidnappers were paid at least N500,000 fpr each of the students.