Umar Buba Taraba University lecturer regains freedom


Taraba State University lecturer Umar Buba regains freedom

Kidnapped Taraba State University lecturer Umar Buba
Kidnapped Taraba State lecturer, Umar Buba

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku 

Umar Buba, a lecturer of Taraba State University, who was kidnapped on Sunday, has been released.

Buba, the Head of Department of Forestry and Wild Life Management was abducted from the university’s staff quarters and released early on Thursday.

A family member confirmed his release to Channels Television but failed to reveal if a ransom was paid to secure his release.

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His abduction and release marked the third time a lecturer from Taraba State University be kidnapped from the staff quarters.

The Vice-Chancellor Vincent Ado-Tenebe told newsmen that the armed men fired gunshots sporadically to displace the security officials attached to the staff quarters before going away with the lecturer.

He lamented that despite the heavy presence of military and civil security operatives mounting surveillance around the school premises Buba was still kidnapped.

He said that the university management would engage concerned authorities to grant licences for staff to have their guns for their protection and that of the students.

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