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Gunmen Kidnap Varsity Lecturer


SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, (THEWILL) – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Silvia Okonkwo, a female Professor of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, in Anambra state.

THEWILL gathered that Prof. Okonkwo was kidnapped along the Enugwu-Agidi/Nawgu road in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state. She was said to have left for Awka after a Senate meeting of the school.

It was the second time such a kidnapping would happen at the same spot involving a lecturer of Ojukwu University in recent times.

Sources said the kidnap of the lecturer may not be unconnected with the recent #ENDSARS protest in the state where eleven Police stations were burnt and six others vandalized.

The President General of Enugwu-Agidi brotherly Union (EBU), Ndubuisi Obijiofor related the incident to the deplorable condition of the road. He said those who made constant use of the road were more vulnerable to such attack and warned that people should avoid that area late hours.

“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.

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“We also urge the state government to come to our aid by repairing the road to facilitate easy movement of vehicles along the road for security purposes”, Obijiofor said.

Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mohammed Haruna said the alleged incident had not been officially reported to the command.