Two lecturers at Abia State University, Uturu, lecturers, and others have been robbed and kidnapped by gunmen along ABSU-Isuikwato Road.
The incident reportedly happened around 6:00 pm on Thursday.
The Chairperson of ABSU’s Academic Staff Union of Universities, V U. Nkemdirim, confirmed the incident, revealing the identity of the abducted lecturers.
Rev. Prof. S.O Eze of the Department of Industrial Chemistry and a Methodist minister, and Don Chris Afulike of the Department of Mass Communication, were travelling in their different cars when they were attacked by the suspected criminal herdsmen.
According to Nkemdirim, the two lecturers ran into Fulani herdsmen, when they were robbing vehicles.
“After the robbery, the herdsmen took the two lecturers and some others away. As of now, they are yet to be seen. However, the Camry belonging to Dr. Chris Afulike has been seen with his phone inside the vehicle,” the lecturer said.
The families of the lecturers confirmed the incident, and the University management has been involved in the matter. He also said ASUU national body and necessary security agencies have been contacted.
The Abia Police Command is, however, yet to confirm the incident.