Gunmen kidnap Abia State University DVC

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The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of Abia State University, Prof. Godwin Emezue.

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The confirmation was contained in a statement issued in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, on Saturday.

The statement was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Police Command, Maureen Chinaka.

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The PPRO said that about 9:30pm on Friday, the Abia State Police Command received information stating that the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of ABSU was kidnapped at about 7 pm.

Chinaka, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the DVC was kidnapped in the presence of his wife while purchasing fuel at a petrol station in Umuekwu Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State.

She said: “During the incident, the hoodlums confiscated his wife’s ATM card, dragged the Deputy Vice-Chancellor into a Lexus SUV, and drove away with the victim.

“The Abia State Police Command is deploying resources and assets including intelligence and technical aid towards unravelling the crime, and safely rescuing the victim from his captors.”

The PPRO urged the cooperation of the public, through the provision of information that could lead to the rescue of the victim and in enhancing security in the State.

Chinaka further called on Abia residents to remain calm and continue their legitimate activities while maintaining vigilance and security consciousness.

 

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