University of Ibadan Kidnappers abduct varsity staff, demand N5m

“Our roads are death traps and since we cannot afford plane tickets, we endure the hardship only for us to be kidnapped again."

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Kidnappers have reportedly abducted a member of staff of the University of Ibadan, Dr Beatrice Fabunmi, on Friday, March 25,  in Ondo State at Oba-Akoko on her way to visit her mother in Ibilo, Edo State.

Her abductors are demanding N5 million for her release, TheNation reports.

Her husband, Prof Martins Fabunmi, who was also kidnapped, was shot and released.

Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan (UI), Dr Deji Omole, has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase to take actions towards the rescue of Fabunmi, who works at the Kenneth Dike Library in the university.

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Omole was quoted as saying, “Where will ordinary Nigerians pass that they will be safe?

“Our roads are death traps and since we cannot afford plane tickets, we endure the hardship only for us to be kidnapped again. This is evil and must be stopped.

“The Inspector General of Police needs to track down kidnappers in Ondo State and other adjoining states.

“President Muhammadu Buhari should order security agencies to ensure Dr Fabunmi’s release within 24 hours.

“If ‘big men’ or their children are kidnapped, all the newspapers will be awash with the report but when the ‘poor man’ is kidnapped, he becomes another victim.

“The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, should step up his act and check this insecurity.

“The Federal Government must not force Nigerians to rise in self defence, if their security cannot be guaranteed by the state,” the Nation reports.

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