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Ojukwu University female professor kidnapped by armed men

ANAMBRA, Nigeria – Unidentified armed men reportedly numbering three and operating in a vehicle, on Wednesday abducted a female professor of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam.

A source said the incident happened around 6pm at Enugwu Agidi-Nawgu road, while the professor was on her way home from work.

Though attempts to get confirmation from the spokesperson, Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed failed, members of the community where the incident happened said it was the second time a lecturer from the university would be kidnapped on the same spot.

President-General Enugwu-Agidi Brotherly Union (EBU), Hon Ndubuisi Obijiofor who confirmed the incident said, “This is to inform the general public of the unfortunate kidnap incident that took place along Enugwu-Agidi/ Nawgu road on the 28th October 2020, by 6:25pm.

“The kidnapped victim goes by the name Prof Silvia Okonkwo of Uruokwe village Enugwu-Ukwu, a lecturer with the Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra State, who left for Awka after having a Senate meeting with her colleagues in the school, unfortunately, her movement was cut short by the activities of the kidnappers.

“This is the second time a lecturer would be falling victim to the notorious kidnappers on the same spot. The particular spot where the incident took place is highly deplorable, making the constant users of the road more vulnerable to their attack,” he said.

The leadership of the Enugwu-Agidi Community also warned users of the road to desist from plying the road as from 6:30pm because of the security threats posed by the bad spot.

They also called on the state government to come to their aid by repairing the road to facilitate easy movement of vehicles along the road for security purposes.

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