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Gunmen Kidnap Female Professor of Ojukwu Varsity


Unknown gunmen on Wednesday abducted Prof Silvia Okonkwo, a female professor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, in Anambra.

A source said the incident happened around 6p.m at Enugwu Agidi -Nawgu road, while the professor was coming back from work.

Members of Enugwu-Agidi community where the incident happened said it was the second time a lecturer from the university would be kidnapped at the same spot.

President-General of Enugwu-Agidi Brotherly Union (EBU), Hon. Ndubuisi Obijiofor who confirmed the incident, said:

“This is to inform the general public of the unfortunate kidnap incident that took place along Enugwu-Agidi/ Nawgu road on the 28th October 2020, by 6:25pm.

The kidnap victim, who goes by the name Silvia Okonkwo of Uruokwe village, Enugwu-Ukwu, is a lecturer with the Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra State.

She left for Awka after having a Senate meeting with her colleagues in the school, but unfortunately, her movement was cut short by the activities of the kidnappers.

“This is the second time a lecturer would be falling victim to 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,” he said.

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