FCT minister: UniAbuja abduction planned to attract publicity


Muhammed Bello, FCT Minister: says UNIABUJA abduction planned to attract publicity

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, has said the recent abduction at the University of Abuja was planned by the criminals with the intention to attract publicity.

The minister made this known in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, on Sunday.

The minister was quoted to have said this when he received members of the Governing Council of the University of Abuja, led by its Chairman and Pro-Chancellor, Prof Ahmed Muhammed, during a courtesy visit.

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The statement read in part, “Speaking on the recent kidnap of some staff of the university by armed men, the minister commended the university authorities, especially the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah, for the roles they played in solving the crime.

“He said the kidnap attempt was a well-planned attack targeted at the city of Abuja and it was the intention of the criminals to get maximum publicity owing to the strategic nature of the city and raise doubts as to the security situation within the nation’s capital.

“As a result of cracking that case, the minister added that several other planned attacks were prevented from being executed.”

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