Dutsin-Ma varsity teacher missing three months after abduction


A teacher at the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) has remained missing over three months after he was allegedly abducted.

Abubakar Idris who teaches English at the university was reportedly kidnapped in a Kaduna community where he resided since 2nd August, 2019.

Since then, his whereabouts have remained unknown.

The university has now raised alarm over the incidence calling on relevant state authorities to help it locate its missing staff member.

In a statement on Monday, FUDMA said the matter was reported to the relevant security authorities back then.

The statement signed by the FUDMA Director, Public Relations and Protocol, Habibu Garba Matazu, noted that the lecturer’s abductors have neither called to demand ransom nor given any other reason for his abduction.

According to the statement, “In the spirit of sympathising with the distraught family of Abubakar Idris, the university management has resolved to give some financial support to the family of the victim and set up a three-man committee to convey the message and further commiserate with the family.

“The university management described as inhuman and an abuse of human rights, the abduction of a family man like Abubakar Idris whose detention has generated tension and uncertainties for members of the university community and his family in particular.

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“The university assures the national body of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the FUDMA branch that it will not relent in its efforts at working more closely with the security agencies until the adducted staff of the university is rescued.

“The university appeals to the abductors of its staff to kindly release him so he can report back to work and reunite with his loved ones.

“The university also requests his fellow ASUU members in all Nigerian universities and the general public to continue to offer prayers for an unconditional release of the abducted English language lecturer.”

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