Gunmen attack ABU staff quarters, abduct senior staff

Armed men on Monday invaded the Staff Quarters of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

They abducted a staff member of the institution.

ABU Public Affairs Director, Auwalu Umar, confirmed the attack in a statement.

The spokesman said the incident occurred at Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, within the main campus.

The assailants also seized the victim’s wife, daughter and ran into the bush.

But after a police chase and exchange of fire at Dasuwar Da’a village, a community near the university, gunmen freed them.

Umar disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and other security agencies have been informed.

He said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kabir Bala, has appealed for calm and advised everyone to be vigilant.

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