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Tafawa Balewa University lecturer kidnapped, son killed by armed men in Zaria

KADUNA, Nigeria – Unknown gunmen have abducted Prof. Aliyu Mohammed of the Department of Agriculture, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the abduction occured on Sunday night and the son of the Prof, Abdulaziz was also killed.

Mr Usman Aliyu, son of the kidnapped professor, told NAN that the incident took place on Sunday at about 10.30 p.m at Wusasa, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Aliyu also confirmed that the kidnappers also shot Malam Abubakar Kabir, who is a younger brother to the deceased (Abdulaziz Aliyu).

He said no sooner than he returned to the family house at 10.30 p.m on Sunday, he heard sudden gunshots and took cover by hiding somewhere in the compound.

According to him, when the gunshots stopped, he called out to one of his younger brothers who informed him that they (gunmen) had killed their brother and kidnapped their father.

He added that the deceased had already been buried according to Islamic rites, while the one shot was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

Alhaji Ahmad Amfani, Ward Head of Kuregu, Wusasa, who also confirmed the incident, stated that efforts to reach security agencies were not successful as none responded to their distress call.

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