Gunmen kidnap DVC, demand N20m

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The deputy vice-chancellor of Anchor University, Johnson Fatokun has been kidnapped by armed men in Nasarawa.

Solacebase reports that Anchor University is a private institution owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.

According to NAN, Fatokun was kidnapped by gunmen along Akwanga-Keffi highway on Monday around 9 pm, while travelling from Jos to Keffi in Nasarawa state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, Ranham Nansel, told newsmen that Fatokun, a professor, was attacked at Kurmi Shinkafa village in Kokona local government area (LGA) and taken to an unknown destination.

Nansel said Bola Longe, the state commissioner of police, had ordered a search-and-rescue team to ensure the safe release of the victim and arrest of the perpetrators.

He commiserated with the family of the kidnapped professor and called on members of the public to provide the police with useful information that would lead to the rescue of the victim.

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Meanwhile, a family member who was with the professor on the journey was said to have told journalists that the gunmen started shooting sporadically, which made their vehicle to stop.

The witness said the abductors later called and demanded the sum of N20 million ransom for the release of the professor.

Fatokun, who was appointed in September 2019, is the pioneer deputy vice-chancellor of Anchor University.

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