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Gunmen kidnap Deputy VC , Prof Fatokun


The Nasarawa State Police Command, on Tuesday, affirmed the kidnapping of Prof. Johnson Fatokun, by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

Fatokun, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Anchor University, was making a trip from Jos to Keffi in Nasarawa state on Monday when he was kidnapped by equipped men at about 9:00 p.m. along Akwanga-Keffi highway.

The state Police Command, Public Relations Officer, ASP Ranham Nansel, affirming the incident told newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia that the professor was attacked at Kurmi Shinkafa town, Kokona LGA and kidnapped at gunpoint to an unknown destination.

The Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, upon receipt of the information, activated a hunt and rescue team containing the Police Mobile Force, Anti-Kidnapping personnel to guarantee his safe rescue.

He added that the group was additionally working in collaboration with the Military, vigilante group and nearby trackers with the view to safeguard the person in question

Longe appealed to members of the public to assist the Police with useful information that would lead to the rescue of the victim and arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.

Prof. Fatokun is the Pioneer Deputy Vice Chancellor Anchor University, Lagos, and Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences of the university.


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