ARMED kidnappers on Monday afternoon invaded the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, from where they abducted a family of three.
A press release signed by Malam Auwalu Umar, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of the University, said the armed kidnappers abducted husband, wife and daughter from the main campus in Samaru, Zaria. The release is however silent on the names of the abductees or the category of staff (whether academic or non-academic).
The press release reads: “At about 12.50am on Monday, 23rd November, 2020, kidnappers invaded the house of a staff member of the University on Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Main Campus, Samaru Zaria. They went away with him along with his wife and daughter.
“The University Security Division quickly informed the operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team that advanced to the scene following the distress call. There was 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 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.”