Prof John Okoli, a senior lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, Choba, Rivers State was Monday abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The university don was abducted on his way home at the close of work on Monday.
Prof Okoli, is the Director of the Offshore Technology Institution at the University and as well a lecturer at the faculty of Engineering.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Dr Williams Wodi, who confirmed the incident, expressed worry that no contact has been established between the family of the victim or the school management.
He stated that lecturers are now living in fear of who becomes the next victim as kidnap incidents in the institution was becoming turn by turn.
While pleading with the abductors to release Okoli unconditionally, Dr Wodi also called on security agencies to step up operations around the institutions in order to stop the trend.
Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the incident but said circumstances of the kidnap were still sketchy.