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BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap Two Abia Varsity Lecturers, Others

Two teachers at Abia State University, Uturu, and others were robbed and kidnapped late Thursday along the ABSU-Isuikwuato Road by gunmen thought to be herdsmen.

The event occurred at 6 p.m., according to V U. Nkemdirim, Chairperson of ABSU’s Academic Staff Union of Universities.

The lecturers engaged, according to him, are Rev. Prof. S.O Eze of the Department of Industrial Chemistry, a Methodist clergyman, and Don Chris Afulike of the Department of Mass Communication, who were traveling in separate automobiles.

According to Nkemdirim, the two academics were looting vehicles when they came upon Fulani herdsmen.

“After the robbery, the herdsmen took the two lecturers and some others away.

“As of now, they’re yet to be seen. However, the Camry belonging to Dr. Chris Afulike has been seen with his phone inside the vehicle,” the lecturer said.

According to the ABSU ASUU boss, the families of the lecturers confirmed the incident, and the University management has been involved in the matter.

He also said ASUU national body and necessary security agencies have been contacted.

The police is yet to confirm the incident.

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