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A group of unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a lecturer from the University of Port Harcourt and two teachers from Ubima Community Secondary School in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The two teachers, Mrs. Blessing Chukwu and Mr. Ikpendu Samuewere, were on Monday whisked away to an unknown destination by masked gunmen at gunpoint along the school road while returning home from school.
Similarly gunmen on Tuesday morning abducted a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Ebi Awotua-Efebo.
The lecturer was said to have been whisked away alongside his drivers shortly after driving out of the university premises.
It was gathered that the kidnappers of the lecturers have established contact with allies of the lecturers and have demanded the sum of N50 million as ransom.
As of the time of filling this report details about his kidnap were still sketchy, even as the spokesman of UNIPORT, Dr. William Wodi, confirmed the abduction of the don, but said he had no full detail of what happened.
However, Wodi promised to speak on the matter on Wednesday as soon as he got details of Efebo’s abduction.
But relatives of the two secondary school teachers told The PUNCH that the abductors were demanding N5 million as ransom for the victims.
A teacher in the school, Mr. Sunday Onu disclosed that the two teachers were recently posted to the community school, regretting why such tragedy would befall them.
Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Ahmad Mohammad said the police were aware of the kidnap.
Muhammad said that the police were doing everything humanly to safely rescue the victims.