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Gunmen abduct ESUT VC, shoot police escort

15 August 2012, 16:23

Enugu -  Prof. Cyprian Onyeji, the Vice Chancellor of Enugu State University of Technology, was on Wednesday abducted by unknown gunmen.

Mr Ossy Ugwuoti, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the abduction to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying the incident occurred at about 11.30 a.m. at the entrance to the Agbani campus of the university.

Ugwuoti said the vice-chancellor’s police orderly was shot and critically injured, adding that the incident had thrown both the staff and students into apprehension and sober reflection.

He said the incident had been reported to the law enforcement agencies for prompt action.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident, saying the kidnappers ambushed the VC and opened fire on him, injuring three policemen.

He said the command was on the trail of the suspected kidnappers.



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