The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University, Dutsinma (FUDMA) branch in Katsina state has raised alarm over the prolonged abduction of one of their members, Abubakar Idris, Daily Trust reports.
This was coming four months after the abduction of the lecturer from his Kaduna home as disclosed during a news briefing held in Kaduna in August.
The Chairperson of ASUU-FUDMA, Comrade Yahaya A. Mohammed, said the abducted lecturer who lectures at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Federal University Dutsin-ma was abducted in the wee hours of 2nd August 2019 at his house at Shagari Low-cost, Kaduna.
He said his abductors have not communicated with the family to make ransom demand all this while.
“The family reported the case to the police and other security agencies in the state but no positive response has been received.
The abductors up to date have neither called for ransom nor stated any reason for his abduction.
“On the 11 October 2019, the branch submitted a letter to the office of Commissioner of Police, Kaduna state to formally report the case and soliciting for his quick intervention to trace his (Abubakar Idris) whereabouts but up till now, no positive response,” he said.
The union also viewed the abduction of its members as inhuman and abuse his basic human rights which created tension and uncertainty to members of the university community and his family in particular.
ASUU, therefore, implored the security agencies to be more proactive in finding out the whereabouts of their missing members and ensure his immediate release. They also appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to support them in this crusade.