Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a professor with the Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Jos, Grace Ayanbimpe.
It was gathered that the UNIJOS professor was abducted by the gunmen alongside her husband.
The gunmen stormed their residence behind Haske Quarters, Lamingo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state, in the early hours of Monday morning.
Confirming the abduction to The Punch, a resident of the community, Philip Dachung, disclosed that the gunmen shot sporadically.
“The kidnappers came to their house around 2 am. They broke into their apartment and shot into the air. Neighbors who were terrified by sounds of gunshots could not come out for the fear of being hit by stray bullets,” Dachung said.
“So, this morning, we discovered that the gunmen had taken the professor and her husband away. We don’t where they are right now.”
Also confirming the incident, a staff of the University of Jos said, “This morning, we got information that Prof Grace Ayanbimpe of Department of Medical Microbiology was abducted from their residence along with her husband.
“Please, pray for their safe and quick release from their abductors. May we also see the end of insecurity in our country.”
However, the Spokesman of State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, promised to get back when contacted.