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UNIJOS female professor, husband abducted by unknown gunmen



Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted a professor with the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Jos, Grace Ayanbimpe, and her husband.

The abduction took place in the early hours of Monday at the residence behind Haske Quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the incident, a resident identified as Philip Dachung, told The PUNCH: “The kidnappers came to their house around 2 am. They broke into their apartment and shot into the air. Neighbours who were terrified by sounds of gunshots could not come out for the fear of being hit by stray bullets.

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“So, this morning, we discovered that the gunmen had taken the professor and her husband away. We don’t where they are right now.”

In the same vein, an unnamed UNIJOS staff also confirmed the incident: “This morning, we got information that Prof Grace Ayanbimpe of Department of Medical Microbiology was abducted from their residence along with her husband.

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“Please, pray for their safe and quick release from their abductors. May we also see the end of insecurity in our country.”

Meanwhile, the Head, Department of Medical Microbiology of the University of Jos, Dr Mark Okolo, refused to give a comment just as the Spokesman of State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, promised to comment on the matter later.

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