Gunmen abduct professor in Adamawa

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Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have again abducted another professor, Kayode Shogbesan, of the Fishery Department in Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola.

Some residents and police said that it is the third time in three months that a professor of the university is kidnapped.

A family source said on Wednesday,18th December 2019 that Kayode Shogbesan, who is also, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Yola, was abducted on Tuesday night.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the professor was seized as he was returning home from office between 8 and 9 pm on Tuesday.

“Nobody knew until after an hour or two when his wife called him and was told by his abductors.

“The command has ordered the Operation Farauta/Anti-kidnap unit to relocate to Girei and ensure the professor is rescued and the suspects apprehended.”

Earlier on the same Tuesday, December 17, five members of a family were kidnapped in Ganye, headquarters of Ganye Local Government Area.

Kidnapping in Adamawa has increased in recent times despite efforts by the state government to curb the scourge.

A week ago the  police in the state paraded  309 criminals including kidnappers and armed robbers as proof that it was working to check crimes in the state.

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