BREAKING: Gunmen kidnaps UNIJOS professor, husband in Plateau State

A professor of the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Jos (UNIJOS), Grace Ayanbimpe, has been kidnapped by gunmen.

According to PUNCH, it was learnt that Professor Grace Ayanbimpe was abducted in the early hours of Monday alongside her husband by the gunmen who stormed their residence behind Haske Quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

Philip Dachung, a resident of the community who confirmed the incident narrated that the gunmen stormed their house at around 2am in the midnight.

He said: “The kidnappers came to their house around 2 am. They broke into their apartment and shot into the air. Neighbors 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.

A staff of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) who also confirmed the incident implored that Nigerians pray for their quick return adding that God help Nigeria resolve the issue of insecurity.

He said: “his morning, we got information that Prof Grace Ayanbimpe of Department of Medical Microbiology was abducted from their residence along with her husband.

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

As at the time of filing this report, the State Police PRO, Ubah Ogaba, is yet to reach the PUNCH’s correspondent for an update on the incident.


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