Abducted UniAbuja lecturers, 4 others rescued

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Abducted UniAbuja lecturers, 4 others rescued

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Command says it has rescued all abducted victims of the university of Abuja and have reunited with their families through a joint operation with other security agencies.

Spokesperson of the Police Command Josephine Adeh confirmed the development in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that all abducted victims of the University of Abuja were rescued and reunited with their families through a joint operation with other security agencies,” she said.

Those abducted included two professors, a senior lecturer, and three of their family members.

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Recalls that some armed criminals invaded the university’s Staff Quarters located at Giri community of the FCT in the early hours of Tuesday.

The hoodlums numbering more than 20 were said to have forced their way into the houses of the victims through the windows, before abducting them.

In one of the houses seen during a visit to the scene, the ceiling and windows were broken while books, clothes, and other wares were littered on the floor.

The operation, according to eyewitnesses, lasted over two hours, with heavy gunshots.

The Senior Staff Quarters were built by President Shehu Shagari’s administration as a police barracks at the inception of the university in 1988 and later converted to temporary accommodation for founding staff members of the university.

Abducted UniAbuja lecturers, 4 others rescued

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