Heavily armed gunmen on Monday have killed a veterinary doctor, one Sheda Zata and abducted his brother, Adamu Zata, a Professor of Soil Science in Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa State.
According to reports available ton ElombahNews, the kidnappers killed the professor’s younger brother possibly in a panic in a haste to escape.
A source said the twin incidents occurred in the early hours of Monday at the professor’s residence in Girei, near Yola.
The source said that Dr Sheda was spending the night with the professor haven come from his rural posting to collect his salary in the state capital.
As he was coming out of his room on hearing the commotion of the gunmen in the house, they fired shot at him killing him instantly.
This is the second time in a year that the MAUTECH professor would be kidnapped.
Last October, he was abducted from the same residence and released after his family reportedly paid a ransom of N2 million.
A neighbour said more than 10 armed men broke into the house of the professor around 2:00am and took him, killing his 49-year-old younger brother in the process.
The Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident, saying the Commissioner of Police had deployed operatives to sniff out the kidnappers.