Vanguard (Lagos)

25 November 2012

Nigeria: Ex-Azikiwe Varsity VC Abducted

Enugu — Immediate past Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Ilochi Okafor, SAN, has been kidnapped.

Okafor was abducted at about 8am Sunday in his residence at Pioneer Street, Independence layout, Enugu, while he was preparing for the morning service.

Reports say the abductors, numbering about six, stormed the residence armed with rifles and ordered the Professor of law into a waiting van.

Not much information was given by the family but Enugu tate police command swung into action immediately they got report of his abduction.

He is whereabouts remained unknown at press time yesterday as his abductors were yet to establish contact with his family or relations.

The State police spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said when contacted that the anti- robbery squad was on top of the situation.

He said the squad immediately intensified their trail and "very soon they would make a breakthrough and rescue the former vice chancellor."

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