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Gunmen Kidnap Kogi Varsity Lecturer, Demand ₦20 Million Ransom

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Some yet to be identified gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a lecturer with the Kogi State University, Ayingba Prof. John Alabi.

Reports reaching Naija News at this time revealed that the university don was whisked away by the gunmen on Monday evening when he was about to enter his apartment.

It was revealed in the report that the assailants accosted Alabi with a Mercedes Benz car and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

Alabi is the current Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences at Kogi State University.

Confirming the abduction of the don, a relative who spoke with newsmen said the abductors have contacted the family and the management of Kogi State University to make their demands known.

According to him, the gunmen have reached out to Prof. Alabi’s wife and demanded ₦20 million.

He said: “The kidnappers ambushed Prof. Alabi with a Mercedez Benz car when he was about to enter his residence. They wanted to take him away with his car, but due to the bad portion where they forced him to park his car, they could not. The car was stuck. That was why they forced him into their own car.

“When they called the Wife of Dr Alabi, they told her that her husband is with them. And if she wants to see her husband alive, the family should pay the sum of ₦20 million. Immediately, the wife started crying because the family can’t afford such amount of money” the source said.

Meanwhile, a councillor representing Ward 6 Central in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Samuel Ben, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Naija News learnt that the politician was kidnapped at his fuel station on Saturday, September 25.

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