Terrorists in the early hours of Tuesday stormed the staff quarters of the University of Abuja located in Giri and abducted a professor of economics and five others.
The FCT Police Command confirmed the attack via a statement issued on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Babaji Sunday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh.
The statement reads in part:
“The CP noted that a combined team of the Police and personnel of the Nigerian Army 176 Guards Battalion were swiftly mobilized to the area to protect the citizens. Preliminary investigations however revealed that six persons were allegedly abducted into the forest by the criminals on sighting the security operatives.
“The CP, while calling for calm, further noted that the security forces are already working with the locals in the area toward rescuing the victims. He assured that the perpetrators would be arrested and brought to book.
“On this note, the Command pledges its undeterred resolve to ensure lives and properties of residents within the FCT are protected and urge them to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883”