A female lecturer of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State, was on Wednesday abducted by unknown persons while on her way to Awka, the state capital.
It was gathered that the victim, a professor with the university, left for Awka after having a Senate meeting with her colleagues in the institution but could not get back to her destination following the unfortunate incident.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the President-General Enugwu-Agidi Brotherly Union, Ndubuisi Obijiofor, said: “This is to inform the general public of the unfortunate kidnap incident that took place on the Enugwu-Agidi-Nawgu Road on Wednesday about 6.25pm.
“This is the second time a lecturer would fall victim to the notorious kidnappers on the same spot.
“The particular spot where the incident took place is highly deplorable, making users of the road more vulnerable to attack.
The leadership of the Enugwu-Agidi community wishes to inform the general public to desist from plying that route as from 6.30pm because of the security threats, while we strategize as a community to beef up security around the area.
“We also urge the state government to come to our aid by repairing the road to facilitate easy movement of vehicles on the road for security purposes. As I present this report the victim is still in their captivity.”
Also confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said: “Although the alleged incident was not officially reported, the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has ordered for a discreet investigation to ascertain the veracity of the allegation, rescue the victim and fish out perpetrators in order to bring them to justice.”