The University of Abuja was attacked 24 hours after it was attacked by unknown gunmen invaded the university, kidnapping a professor and others.
According to a message sent to ASUU officials, Dr. David Okoroafor of the Economics Department, Abuja stated that he narrowly escaped death as they were determined to take life off him. He wrote, “Dear ASUU members and UNIABUJA Community, I wish to formerly bring to your notice that today ,Wednesday (3/11/2021) I was attacked in my office located at Room 6, 1st floor, Faculty of Social building, at permanent site.
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“At exactly 10am, when I arrived the building, opened my office and began to pray in my usual way, suddenly two men brandishing weapons bunched into the office and ordered me to lay down flat on my face or they blew me up.
“I pounced on them and the gun. But the duo started to hit me hard. I began to shout on the top of my voice for help. When my voice went higher, they ran out and students pursued after them. But when they brandished their gun, the students became afraid and ran back, giving them room to escape into the bush.
“But during the scuffle in my office, their car key fell off which I picked and handed over to the university security unit.”
An eyewitness told newsmen that the gunmen invaded the permanent site of the university on Wednesday morning and attacked Dr. David Okoroafor of the Economics Department in his office.
Recall that unknown gunmen invaded the staff quarters of the University of Abuja, abducting a nine-year-old son of Prof. Bassey Ubong and his housemaid, a Deputy Registrar identified as Malam Mohammed Sambo, one Prof. Sumaila Obansa Joseph, with his son and one Dr. Tobins Ferguson Hamilton.
It was further gathered that the attack sent fear and panic into students and lecturers at the school, who had before now registered their concerns about the poor state of security in the school and its environs, particularly the increasing number of strange faces and movements within the school campus.