Suspected gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer within the Division of Zoology, College of Calabar, Prof. Edet Ekpenyong.
The college don was jogging on Saturday when males of the underworld kidnapped and dragged him for over one hundred metres on the highway.
Vanguard reviews that the gunmen whisked Prof. Edet away right into a ready boat at about 6.40am.
A cell phone handset belonging to one of many kidnappers was left behind after the operation.
In keeping with a supply, “It was a fierce battle as the abductors overwhelmed the varsity safety males.
“There have been gunshots. This entire factor occurred near the professor’s home. They dragged him on the ground for near a hundred metres earlier than they ultimately pulled him into the car.
“The abductors escaped by means of a ready boat on the Massive Qua River, which shares boundary with the college.
“To this point, two arrests have been made as at Friday. One of many kidnappers’ cellular handset fell down and it has led to the arrest of two folks.”
Confirming the incident, the Head of Division of Fashionable Languages within the college, Dr. Sampson Uzuanke, had on behalf of lecturers, drawn the eye of safety businesses to the menace by hoodlums to kidnap extra principal officers of the establishment or their cronies.
“We acquired the data that some disgruntled components who’re working with some forces exterior the college have concluded plans to kidnap high principal officers or their youngsters or wards.
“Info at our disposal have proven that these behind the dastardly plot have gone forward to recruit cultists and hoodlums to trigger mayhem throughout the tutorial neighborhood.
“Such threats can not be taken evenly as this group, in collaboration with different involved employees of the college and safety company, will go the entire hog to make sure that these behind it are arrested and made to face the wrath of the legislation,” he mentioned.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, mentioned investigation was ongoing.
“We’re high of the scenario,” she stated.
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