A lecturer of Science Education in the Delta State University, Abraka, Dr Mercy Mokobia was on Tuesday night abducted at her Obiaruku residence by unknown gunmen.
Reacting to her kidnap, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Delta State University, Abraka chapter, decried the spate of kidnapping in the State.
A statement by Chairman of the chapter, Dr Emmanuel Mordi said, “We have received with shock the abduction of one of our members, Dr (Mrs) Mercy Mokobia from her home at Obiaruku between 12 midnight and 1am on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by armed bandits who broke into her home.
“Robbed the family after which they took her along on foot to an unknown destination. Her where about has since remained unknown. It is clear now that she is a kidnap victim because the hoodlums Thursday called a close associate of the family demanding for the payment of N20 million ransom for her release.
“Until this current incident of kidnap there was a lull in the kidnapping of our members and their spouses which had intended to give lecturers at Delsu false sense of security.
“For the umpteenth time, ASUU Delsu wishes to register in strong term its total rejection of the humiliation of its members by hoodlums. Academics are not money bags but law abiding, knowledgeable citizens who sacrifice day and night, all their comfort to impact knowledge and skills to Nigerian youths so as to equip them to become useful members of the society who can perpetuate human civilization.
“We call on our members to be ever vigilant and to report all strange movements of vehicles and persons in their vicinities to the appropriate authorities. This is because the attack on the Mokobias was not a surprised raid since we now know that 12 hours before the incident, okada riders were spotted in the vicinity of her home discharging some so called ‘passengers.’
“We call on the hoodlums to immediately release Dr (Mrs) Mokobia unconditionally. The host community Obiaruku also has a moral duty to fish out the hoodlums and ensure the security of our members who lives among them.
“We also urge security agencies to swing to action immediately, apprehend the hoodlums, and free Dr (Mrs) Mokobia, failing which the union will have no other choice than to ask its members to stay at home in keeping with congress decision of November 23, 2011.”
Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)
Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.
This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.
Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured
Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.
After Governor @jidesanwoolu said the "soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters." And thar their's no fatalities
Lagos youths set Governor's Mother's House on FIRE!! #PRAYFORNIGERIA#EndSARS #Lekkitollgate #LekkiGenocide #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW pic.twitter.com/QaOvSHwXdk
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) October 21, 2020
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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