NASARAWA, Nigeria – The State Police Command, on Tuesday, confirmed the abduction of Prof. Johnson Fatokun, by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
Fatokun, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Anchor University, was travelling from Jos to Keffi in Nasarawa state on Monday when he was abducted by armed men at about 9:00 p.m. along Akwanga-Keffi highway.
The state Police Command, Public Relations Officer, ASP Ranham Nansel, confirming the incident told newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia that the professor was attacked at Kurmi Shinkafa village, Kokona LGA and abducted at gunpoint to an unknown destination.
The Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, upon receipt of the information, mobilised a search and rescue team comprising the Police Mobile Force, Anti-Kidnapping personnel to ensure his safe rescue.
He added that the team was also working in collaboration with the Military, vigilante group and local hunters with the view to rescue the victim
Longe appealed to members of the public to assist the Police with useful information that would lead to the rescue of the victim and arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.
Prof. Fatokun is the Pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor Anchor University, Lagos, and Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences of the university.