Barely 24 hours after unknown gunmen invaded the University of Abuja staff quarters and kidnapped six people, the University was again attacked on Wednesday by another set of unknown gunmen.
Tribune Online gathered that the gunmen invaded the permanent site of the University at about 11 a.m on Wednesday and attacked a lecturer, Dr David Okoroafor, who is from the Economics department in his office.
Dr Okoroafor confirmed the attack to newsmen in Abuja, saying he escaped death from the hands of the attackers, as they were determined to assassinate him.
In a message, he sent to officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Okoroafor said, “Dear ASUU members and UNIABUJA Community, I wish to formally 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 the permanent site.
“At exactly 10 am, when I arrived the building, opened my office and began to pray in my usual way, suddenly two men brandishing weapon 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 at 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.”
The UniAbuja community was thrown into panic and pandemonium following the invasion of the staff quarters of the University located at Giri, along the Abuja-Lokoja expressway.
The attackers kidnapped six people including a nine-year-old son of Prof. Bassey Ubong and his housemaid, one deputy registrar identified as Malam Mohammed Sambo, one Prof. Sumaila Obansa Joseph with his son and one Dr Tobins Ferguson Hamilton.