Gunmen kidnap another UNIJOS lecturer in Plateau


By Henry Okonkwo

Dr Dan Ella, a lecturer at the University of Jos in Plateau State, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.

It was gathered that Ella, a lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts in the institution, was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday by gunmen, who attacked his residence in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Government Area.

The community was where gunmen last month kidnapped a professor and her husband and later released them after allegedly collecting ransom.

Members of the community confirmed the latest abduction.

They said that the gunmen arrived in the community around 2:00am on Wednesday and headed straight to the apartment of the lecturer and whisked him away after breaking the door to gain entrance.

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A staff of the university, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, also confirmed the abduction of the lecturer.

Maigoro who condemned the development said, “It’s true because I just received an official report on the kidnap of one of our members in Lamingo area last night. I’m preparing a press release on the incident.

“Something has to be done about this kidnapping of innocent people because it’s really sad and should not be allowed to continue,” he told PUNCH.


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