Gunmen abduct Taraba Varsity Lecturer

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Unknown stormed the staff quarters Taraba state university and abducted Umar Buba, the Head the Department Forestry and Wildlife (Faculty of ).

Professor Vincent Ado-Tenebe who is the Vice-Chancellor the university, said the kidnapped in the early hours Sunday May 30.

Tenebe disclosed the assailants fired sporadic gunshots to displace the security officials attached to the staff quarters during the attack.

He Said;

“This is a very sad story, and it has happened in the past two to three years ago when we had our Director of Information kidnapped after which we put so many strategies on the ground to ugly situations in the future.

“I am so surprised this happened again, and I know we have police personnel, of NSCDC, our security outfit, and vigilante group members hired by the institution to keep the place safe and despite all of these, the former Dean of Affair has been kidnapped.”

The Vice Chancellor also said the of the institution would engage concerned authorities to grant licences for staff to have guns for protection and that of the , as they can’t fight with bare hands.

Tenebe Added;

“If you have a licensed gun and you are trained, then you will be able to defend your family and the immediate community of .

“We have grown past this, and I don’t think there is going to be any other solution than for to apply for licencing of arms so that these bandits will know that we are equal to the task to defend the defenceless.”

Buba’s wife, Samira who recalled how he abducted, said it occurred shortly after they switched off generator at about 12:15am. Samira disclosed they heard a noise which they believed a windstorm.

She Said;

“When I met one of them, he asked me where my husband , and I understood immediately that they were kidnappers. After I understood , I offered myself to be taken as their target instead of my husband and I pleaded that I have a little baby whom I needed to go with and they rejected my offer, insisting that my husband the target.

“When they gained access … they struggled to go with him (the victim) because he resisted. We have never heard that kind of gunshot in our entire lives.”

Samira revealed that when security operatives arrived at the scene and went after the kidnappers the bush paths, they found nothing but charms, alcoholic drinks, and some clothes abandoned by the .

She disclosed that the abductors of her husband have made any contact with the family to know what their demands were.

Taraba police spokesperson, David Misal confirmed the incident and said the police were on the trail of the kidnappers to rescue the . He also called on the residents to provide the police with useful information that would aid the rescue of the abducted .