Gunmen kidnap UNICAL director, Prof. Egaga


Sunday night, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers broke into the staff quarters of the University of Calabar and kidnapped Prof. Patrick Egaga, the Director of Servicom.


The professor, Egaga, was reportedly kidnapped from his home. He works at the institution in the Department of Special Education.

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When the Cross River Police Command acknowledged the kidnapping in a Monday interview with newsmen in Calabar, they stated that steps have been taken to ensure his release.

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The command’s spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the incident, said that though the family didn’t report the incident, “we are working to secure his release.”


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The institution’s spokesperson, Mr Effiong Eyo also said the university learnt of the abduction on Monday morning.


The gunmen were said to have whisked the don away through the river that overlooked the university’s staff quarters.


It was gathered that they also came in through the same river that connects Calabar to Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state.

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