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Gunmen Kidnap University Lecturer Along Ife/Ibadan Expressway

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OAU Lecturer Kidnapped On His Way To Ife

It is yet the kidnap of another education personnel as unknown gunmen, last night captured a lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife along Ife/Ibadan expressway in Osun State.

Though the events surrounding the kidnap is yet unclear, Tribune Online reports that the lecturer, identified as Professor Adegbehingbe was kidnapped near Ikire while on his way to Ife, around 8.50 pm.

Sources disclosed that most of the vehicles that were moving along the expressway had to make a detour when the incident occurred.

The gunmen, who were shooting sporadically into the air blocked the road while their operation lasted.

The abducted Professor was said to have been in the company of wife inside the vehicle when they were attacked, but his wife managed to escape from the scene.

Naija News recalls that Chairman of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Dr Muhammad Abubakar, and his daughter recently were rescued from the jaws of kidnappers who captured them around Katari village in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State

The director of media, Ooni of Ife Palace, Moses Olafare, said he received an anonymous call when it was discovered that the kidnap victim was a staff at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Olafare also explained that he had a telephone conversation with the wife of Professor Adegbehingbe while she was in a police station in Apomu to report the incident.


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