Just In: Kidnapped University Of Jos Lecturer Regains Freedom


University of Jos senior lecturer who was Kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jos, Dr Dan Ella, has regain his freedom.

Becksblog.com.ng learnt, that his abductors dropped him on Thursday night, June 10, along Jos-Bauchi Road.

Ella who is a lecturer with the Department of Theatre Arts in the institution, was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday, June, 9, by unknown gunmen who attacked his residence located near Haske quarters in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

At the time of filing this report, the amount that was paid to regain his freedom, was not ascertain.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the University of Jos branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr Lazarus Maigoro confirmed Ella’s release in Jos on Friday, June 11

Maigoro said; “I can confirm to you that our abducted colleague has been released and we thank God for regaining his freedom.

“But we are not happy over what is happening because this is the 4th time our colleague was abducted within this year.

“There have been security meetings and yet these abductions kept on happening. Early this year, one staff was kidnapped right inside the University quarters and those who are resident outside the quarters are not safe either. How do you explain this kind of situation?”

He however, appealed to authorities to find a solution to the problem and stop the further abduction of lecturers in the University.