OVERVIEW OF: Another Varsity Lecturer Kidnapped In Anambra State
Prof. Silvia Okonkwo, a lecturer with the Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra State, has been reportedly kidnapped by some yet to be identified gunmen.
We learnt that Ojukwu was abducted on Wednesday, October 28 at about 7pm along the Enugwu-Agidi/ Nawgu road.
The development was confirmed to newsmen on Thursday by the President-General, Enugwu-Agidi Brotherly Union (EBU) Hon. Ndubuisi Obijiofor.
According to him, Ojukwu was the second person that will be kidnapped by gunmen on the same spot.
He said, “The kidnap victim goes by the name Prof Silvia Okonkwo of Uruokwe village Enugwu-Ukwu, a lecturer with the Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra State, who left for Awka after having a Senate meeting with her colleagues in the school, unfortunately, her movement was cut short by the activities of the kidnappers,”
He admonished residents in the state against plying the road at late hour as users of the road are now vulnerable to attack by the kidnappers.
“This is the second time a lecturer would be falling a victim of the notorious kidnappers on the same spot. The particular spot where the incident took place is highly deplorable, making the constant users of the road more vulnerable to their attack. The leadership of the Enugwu-Agidi Community wishes to inform the general public to desist from plying that route as from 6:30pm because of the security threats, while we strategize as a Community to beef up security around the area,”
Obijiofor added, “We also urge the state government to come to our aid by repairing the road to facilitate easy movement of vehicles along the road for security purposes. As I present this report the victim is still in their captive”.
Naija News recalls that the Chairman, Iganna Local Council Development Area of Oyo State, Mr Olayiwola Adeleke was abducted on Sunday night by some Unknown Gunmen.