October 18, 2021


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Gunmen kidnap Unijos lecturer

Gunmen yesterday kidnapped a lecturer with the Department of Theater Arts, University of Jos, in Plateau State, Dr Dan Ella.

Daily Trust learnt that he was abducted in his residence located at Haske quarters around Lamingo community of Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

A resident of the community, Mr Philip Gyang, who confirmed the abduction to our correspondent, said the gunmen who arrived around 2.am, whisked him away after breaking his door.

He further said: “What happened was terrible. It was the sound of gunshots that woke us up around 2.am. But we could not come out when it became clear that Haske quarters was under attack.

“So, this morning when everyone came out, we discovered that they had taken Dr Dan Ella away after breaking into his house. It’s really painful because this thing is happening again in the same place where a professor and her husband were kidnapped in similar circumstances last month, and Dr Ella, who is their neighbour, was the one running around to make sure that the kidnapped husband and wife were rescued. And now, he is the one that has been abducted and no one knows where they have taken him to.”

The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, also confirmed the abduction.