Police confirm gunmen attack on UNIABUJA, say 6 abducted

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, has confirmed the attack on the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) Staff Quarters by suspected bandits on Tuesday.

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that gunmen stormed the University’s staff quarters in the early hours of Tuesday kidnapping a professor of economics, his children, and others.

Confirming the incident, Sunday, in a statement said he had dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to UNIABUJA main and satellite campuses.

He said he has also directed the operatives to man the staff quarters and other affiliate formations of the university, to fortify security, improve public safety and protect citizens in and around the university community.

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The CP noted that a combined team of the police and personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion were swiftly mobilised to the area to protect the citizens.

“Preliminary investigations however revealed that six (6) persons were allegedly abducted into the forest by the criminals on sighting the security operatives,” he said.

The CP, while calling for calm, stressed that the security forces are already working with the locals in the area toward rescuing the victims.

He assured that the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.

Meanwhile, the school spokesperson, Habib Yakoob, had earlier said; “We have report that four of our staff and their children were, nevertheless, abducted by the evil men.

“Efforts are being made to ensure their safe return. A sad day for us, indeed”.

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