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Gunmen Kidnap Abia Varsity Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Abia State University (ABSU) is reeling from the shocking abduction of its Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Godwin Emezue, in a daring incident orchestrated by suspected kidnappers.

The unsettling episode unfolded on Friday at approximately 7 pm when Prof. Emezue and his wife stopped at a petrol station in Umuekwu Amachara, Umuahia South LGA, Abia State. The assailants, believed to be armed gunmen, targeted the deputy vice-chancellor in the presence of his wife. During the brazen act, the criminals not only kidnapped Prof. Emezue but also seized his wife’s ATM card.

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The spokesperson for the State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, confirmed the distressing event in a statement released on Saturday. According to Chinaka, the perpetrators forcibly pulled Prof. Emezue into a Lexus SUV before speeding away from the scene.

In response to the alarming incident, the Abia State Police Command swiftly issued a statement outlining their commitment to resolving the situation. ASP Chinaka revealed that the law enforcement agency is mobilizing various resources, including intelligence and technical assistance, to uncover the details of the crime and secure the safe release of the abducted deputy vice-chancellor.

While assuring the public of ongoing efforts, ASP Chinaka called for cooperation from the community, urging individuals with any information that could aid in the rescue operation to come forward. The spokesperson also appealed to Abia residents to remain calm and continue with their lawful activities during this challenging time.

As the authorities intensify their efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice and rescue Prof. Emezue, the ABSU community and the public at large anxiously await updates on this distressing incident, hoping for a swift and successful resolution to the abduction.

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