Soldiers, police deployed to UNIABUJA over multiple abductions

Nigeria Police policemen

A combined team of policemen and soldiers have been mobilised to the staff quarters of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) where gunmen abducted several persons on Tuesday.

Commissioner of police in the FCT Babaji Sunday in a statement by the Command’s spokesperson Josephine Adeh said, “The police have also dispatched additional tactical and conventional policing resources to the main and satellite campuses of the university to ensure safety of the residents.”

The university had confirmed that four members of its staff and their children were abducted during the raid.

According to reports, those abducted are Prof. Bassey Ubom and his son and daughter, Prof. Obanza Malam, Sambo Mohammed and Dr. Tobit.

The police urged residents to be calm, promising that security forces were working with locals in the area towards rescuing the victims.

The commissioner also assured the residents that the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.

The institution’s spokesman Habib Yakoob said that safety officers, in conjunction with security personnel, had also been mobilised to secure the staff quarters.