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Gunmen abduct Taraba State University lecturer

UNKNOWN gunmen has abducted the Head of Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management (Faculty of Agriculture), Taraba state university, Umar Buba.

He was abducted from the staff quarters of the institution in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university,Professor Vincent Ado-Tenebe, said tthe lecturer was kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday May 30.

Tenebe disclosed that the assailants fired sporadic gunshots to displace the security officials attached to the staff quarters during the attack.
He said; “This is a very sad story, and it has not happened in the past two to three years when we had our Director of Information kidnapped after which we put so many strategies on the ground to prevent ugly situations in the future.

“I am so surprised that this happened again, and I know that we have Police personnel, that of NSCDC, our security outfit, and vigilante group members hired by the institution to keep the place safe and despite all of these, the former Dean of Students Affaird has been kidnapped.”

  1. The Vice Chancellor also said that the management of the institution would engage concerned authorities to grant licences for staff to have their guns for their protection and that of the students, as they can’t fight gunmen with bare hands.

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