Abiodun OBA

Terrorists operating in Abuja attacked the staff quarters of the University of Abuja in the early hours of Tuesday and kidnapped four staff of the institution and their children.

The University broke the news on its official Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

The University’s Head, Information and University Relations, Dr. Habib Yakoob, also confirmed the attack.

One of the people abducted was identified Joseph Obansa, a professor of economics with two of his children abducted with him.

Other victims were simply named as Barrister John, Fidelis and Malam Sambo.

The University said: “Suspected bandits attacked the staff quarters of the University in the early hours of today.

“Our Safety officers, in conjunction with security personnel, mobilized to secure the quarters.

“We have report that four of our staff and their children were, nevertheless, abducted by the evil men.

“Efforts are being made to ensure their safe return. A sad day for us, indeed!”

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