Posted by News Express | 15 October 2012 | 4,127 times
The Delta State Government and the Nigeria Police have reassured the public that every necessary effort is being made to secure the release of Prof. Hope Eghagha, the state’s Commissioner of Higher Education, who was kidnapped on Sept. 30.
The reassurance comes on the heel of increasing worry by Prof. Eghagha’s friends and relatives who are complaining of seeming inaction in securing his release.
But reacting late yesterday, Felix Ofou, a spokesman for the Delta State Government, said: “Be rest assured that the police, and the Delta State Government are collaborating to ensure that Prof. Eghagha is released unharmed. His life is too precious for anyone to suggest or hint about a cowboy raid. We will continue to pray for his safe return.”
Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba, had also earlier promised that Prof. Eghagha would be rescued unhurt. “I am positive that we will get them and rescue the victim,” he said.
News Express reports that Prof. Eghagha (shown in photo) was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday morning, Sept. 30, along the Agbor/Abraka Road in Delta State. The former University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturer had been trailed from Warri in a Toyota Camry car and kidnapped after the hoodlums overtook his vehicle, opening fire on his vehicle, killing his police orderly and injuring his driver before whisking the cerebral scholar away.
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