October 21, 2018

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Kidnappers demand N60m to release UCTH staff

Kidnappers demand N60m to release UCTH staff

Kidnappers have demanded N60m from families of three persons abducted on Monday from the staff quarters of the University of Calabar in Calabar, Cross River State.

Gunmen had on Monday stormed the institution’s staff quarters and abducted the wife of a lecturer, Mrs. Nancy Ndifon, alongside her daughter, Oyebah Ndifon, and in the process of escaping, picked up another medical personnel, Dr. David Iniama, before escaping through the creeks.  The Monday incident was not the first time that gunmen would be invading the university’s staff quarters.

Armed men had in April invaded the quarters and ransacked the residence of a lecturer and medical consultant, Dr Wilfred Ndifon, whose wife and daughter are victims of the latest attack. PUNCH Metro learnt on Thursday that while Ndifon and Iniama are medical personnel working with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, the daughter of the Ndifons was said to be a student of the institution. Read more

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