NBA Chief commends police for rescuing abducted UniAbuja lecturers



 Mr David Aigbefoh, the Vice Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada branch in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has commended the Nigeria Police and other security agencies for rescuing the abducted lecturers the University Abuja (UniAbuja).

Aigbefoh gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Gwagwalada.

According to him, the lecturers have been reunited with families through a joint operation the security agencies.

He particularly commended the great efforts the Commissioner Police (FCT Command), CP Babaji Sunday, the AIG Zone 7, Bala Ciroma and other security agencies that participated in the rescue operation.

He, however, urged the security agencies to continue with the good work in ensuring the protection lives and in the FCT.

Earlier, the Academic Staff Union Universities (ASUU), UniAbuja Branch, had on Thursday called on the Federal Government and security agencies to ensure the immediate rescue and release all the abducted staff members.

The branch Chairperson, Dr Kasim Umar, expressed the insecurity challenges in the FCT.

He said that unless stringent and urgent measures were put in place to address things might become worse.

According to him, the university senior staff quarters were built by President Shehu Shagari’s administration, originally as Police Barracks.

At the inception UniAbuja in 1988, the quarters were converted to temporary accommodation for founding staff members.

NAN recalls that armed criminals, numbering more than 20, invaded the university staff quarters located in Giri community in the early hours Tuesday and seized victims. (NAN)