Ex-DELSU Vice-Chancellor Abednego Ekoko dies at 79
Renowned Nigerian history scholar and former Vice-Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Professor Abednego Ekoko, is dead.
Ekoko, according to family sources, died on Saturday morning at the age of 79.
The deceased who hailed from Uzere in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State was a member of the Project Committee for the establishment of three new universities in the state.
A notable scholar, he was the third Vice-Chancellor of DELSU between 1998 to 1999.
Ekoko was also a former chairman of the Governing Council of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku.
In 2003, some gunmen were reported to have kidnapped the eminent scholar at his Uzere country home in Isoko.
He was later freed after following negotiation between the assailants and the family.