Varsity lecturer still missing 3 months after abduction in Kaduna

Posted by Agaju Madugba, Katsina | 18 November 2019 | 1,283 times

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Some three months after his abduction in Kaduna, authorities at the Federal University, Dutsinma (FUDMA), Katsina State, lamented on Monday that the whereabouts of Abubakar Idris, a lecturer at the school’s Department of Languages and Linguistics, still remains unknown.

Reports indicate that persons suspected to be bandits kidnapped Idris at his residence in Kaduna on August 2, 2019, a matter which FUDMA said in a statement on Monday that it reported to the relevant security authorities.

The statement signed by the FUDMA Director, Public Relations and Protocol, Habibu Garba Matazu, noted that the lecturer’s abductors have neither called to demand ransom nor given any other reason for his abduction.

According to the statement: “In the spirit of sympathising with the distraught family of Abubakar Idris, the university management has resolved to give some financial support to the family of the victim and set up a three-man committee to convey the message and further commiserate with the family.

“The university management described as inhuman and an abuse of human rights, the abduction of a family man like Abubakar Idris whose detention has generated tension and uncertainties for members of the university community and his family in particular.

“The university assures the national body of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the FUDMA branch that it will not relent in its efforts at working more closely with the security agencies until the adducted staff of the university is rescued.

“The university appeals to the abductors of its staff to kindly release him so he can report back to work and reunite with his loved ones.

“The university also requests his fellow ASUU members in all Nigerian universities and the general public to continue to offer prayers for an unconditional release of the abducted English language lecturer.” (Daily Sun)

Source: News Express

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