UPDATE: Police rescue abducted UniAbuja lecturers


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command says it has rescued all abducted victims of the university of Abuja and have reunited with their families through a joint operation with other security agencies.

Spokesperson of the Police Command Josephine Adeh confirmed the development in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that some armed criminals invaded the university’s Staff Quarters located at Giri community of the FCT in the early hours of Tuesday.

The hoodlums numbering more than 20 were said to have shot their way into the university staff quarters and whisked away their victims.

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Earlier, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja branch, on Thursday called on the Federal Government and security agencies for immediate rescue and release of all abducted members and staff of the university.

The chairperson of the branch, Dr Kasim Umar, who expressed concern about insecurity situation called for stringent and urgent measures to ensure safety in the community.

According to him, the Senior Staff Quarters were built by President Shehu Shagari’s administration as a police barracks at the inception of the university in 1988 and later converted to temporary accommodation for founding staff members of the university.(NAN)

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