Unknown Gunmen Kill UNIJOS Lecturer, Abduct Daughter, Demand N10m Ransom

LAGOS MAY 18TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Unidentified gunmen have attacked the University of Jos Staff Quarters located along Bauchi Road in Jos, Plateau State capital, and shot dead a lecturer identified as Dr Nendi Drengkat.

It was learnt that the gunmen also kidnapped his six-year-old daughter during the incident which occurred on Friday night.

The Chairman of the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Saturday.

He said, “Yes, the information is true. I just returned from the University of Jos Staff Quarters where the attack took place.

“Some gunmen went there last night (Friday) and shot dead one of our colleagues from the Faculty of Education, Dr Nendi Drengkat.

“They also went away with his daughter of about six years old and demanding a N10m ransom.

“We don’t know whether it is a case of assassination or kidnap but the police and other security men, including the state commissioner of police, have visited the staff quarters and they said they would investigate the matter. We are waiting to see the outcome of their investigation. The incident is really unfortunate.”

The spokesman for the state police command, ASP Ubah Ogaba, also confirmed the incident.

He stated that the commissioner of police visited the scene of the attack, adding that a team of detectives detailed to investigative the incident had made a ‘huge’ success.

Ogaba said, “When the commissioner of police visited the staff quarters this morning (Saturday), he instructed the DPO (Divisional Police Officer) in charge of the area to carry out a discreet investigation into the killing of the lecturer and the abduction of his daughter.

“The detectives assigned to the task immediately swung into action and combed the entire area. From what I have been told, they have made some arrests and the details of their investigation will be made known to the public soon.”

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