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Gunmen invade ABU, abduct staff, wife, daughter

Armed gunmen, early on Monday, invaded the house of a staff member of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru, and went away with him along with his wife and daughter.

The abducted staff has been identified as Dr. Ibrahim Bako, a lecturer in the Department of Physiology.

Dr. Ibrahim Bako, Department of Physiology

“The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene following the distress call,” Malam Auwal Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate, ABU, said in a statement.

“There was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives. When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims.

“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bordering the University, the kidnappers then released the wife and the daughter and went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.

“The Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.

“The Vice-Chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident,” the statement added.

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