A former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Osadolor Odia, has been abducted by gunmen while on his way to his farm at Egoro, Ekpoma, on Thursday.
A source at the university, who pleaded anonymity, stated when the news threw the school into panic.
“I can confirm that Prof Osadolor Odia was kidnapped today (Thursday) on his way to his farm,” the source stated.
The source said that, the kidnappers have already made contact with the family of the professor and are demanding N18m ransom.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Edward Aihevba, said he received the news of Odia’s abduction as general information, adding that he had no details of the incident.