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Insecurity: Northern group blasts Buhari over kidnapping in ABU



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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Monday blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over failure to curtail insecurity in the north.

In statement issued by the forum’s spokesman, Emmanuel Yawe which was made available to journalists, the group condemned kinapping and endless killings in the north, urging President Buhari to live up to his oath of office of protecting lives and properties of citizens.

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The ACF worried that gunmen invaded
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State at 12:50pm and abducted three members of a family.

They said while the wife and daughter of the staff of University escaped following a gun duel with the police, the staff was still in custody of the kidnappers.

The statement said nine students of ABU who were kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna highway last week have been released

The Universiry authority in a statement on Monday confirmed abduction of their staff, saying armed kidnappers on Monday invaded and abducted a house at Sardauna Crescent, Area BZ, Zaria and went away with ABU staff and his family.

The Director of Public Affairs of ABU, Mallam Auwalu Umar, who confirmed the incident explained that the university security quickly put a distress call to the police.

“There was an exchange of fire between the kidnappers and the mobile police operatives.

“When it was clear that they would be overpowered, the kidnappers ran into the bush along with the victims.

“As the police went after them up to Kasuwar Da’a village bordering the university, the kidnappers then released the wife and the daughter and went away with the husband. Some empty shells were recovered from the scene.

“The Inspector General of Police and other security agencies, as well as all relevant government establishments have been duly informed of the unfortunate incident.”

According to the statement, “the vice-chancellor urges the University community to remain calm and vigilant to avoid the recurrence of the incident.”

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