UNIPORT Confirms Abduction of Lecturer


The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Rivers State,  has confirmed the abduction of one of their lecturers, Dr Jones Gilbert Ayuwo.

He is a lecturer with the Linguistics and Communications Department of the institution.

A spokesman for  the university, Sam Kpenu, who confirmed the news, said  Ayuwo was abducted along the Andoni-Opobo-Ogoni road.

“The incident happened towards the axis of Ogoni. There were three other occupants in the car.

“The kidnappers forcefully ejected the other occupants in the car and forcefully took Dr. Ayuwo into their own car.

“The kidnappers didn’t abandon Ayuwo’s car.They drove away Ayuwo’s car. Since that yesterday till date we have not heard anything from Ayuwo or his kidnappers,” he said.

Kpenu also added that the management of the university has contacted the family of the Ayuwo concerning the incident.

It was reported that Ayuwo and some journalists were returning to Port Harcourt from Andoni where they went for a Bible translation from English Language to Andoni, when they were ambushed.