Gunmen have kidnapped Pastor Kayode Shogbesan of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Yola, Adamawa State.
A family source said Shogbesan, who doubles as a professor of fishery at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, was kidnapped on Tuesday night.
The source said the professor left his office around 9pm and was kidnapped around the university campus on the outskirts of Yola, the state capital.
The Adamawa State Police Command, through its spokesperson, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the kidnap to our correspondent on the telephone.
Nguroje said, “He was kidnapped after he closed from office between the hours of 8pm and 9pm and while returning home.
“Nobody knew until after an hour or two when his wife called him and was told by his abductors.
“The command has ordered the Operation Farauta/Anti-kidnap unit to relocate to Girei and ensure the professor is rescued and the suspects apprehended.”
Kidnapping in Adamawa has increased in recent times despite efforts by the state government to curb the scourge