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Abducted Abuja varsity lecturer ‘escapes’ from kidnappers


The Head of Department, History and International Relations of Veritas University, Abuja, Dr John Adole, has regained his freedom.

Adole was kidnapped by gunmen in Otukpo, in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State on Sunday.

Three other persons, including a professor from the Benue State University, Makurdi, were said to have escaped being abducted during the attack.

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The lecturer, it was gathered, escaped from his abductors on Monday.

A spokesperson for Veritas University, Evelyn Obekpa, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Tuesday.

She said, “Dr John Adole, Head, Department of History and International Relations, Veritas University, Abuja, who was kidnapped in Otukpo, Benue State, on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, is out of the kidnappers’ den.

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“The Vice-Chancellor, Veritas University, Abuja, spoke with Dr Adole and his wife on Monday evening.”

Asked if a ransom was paid to secure his release, she said “he escaped.”