By Emma Una
CALABAR – HOODLUMS in the wee hours of Tuesday invaded the University of Calabar, UNICAL residential quarters and abducted a lecturer, Dr Stephen Ndifon of the School of Medical Sciences and two other students to an unknown destination.
Sources at the University said the hoodlums numbering seven came in speed boat from the Obufa Esuk River which adjoins the university staff quarters at about 4.00 am in the morning and shot sporadically in all direction to scare away before invading the lecturers house to abduct him and the students.
“They came in from the water which is quite close to the residential quarters and shot sporadically scaring away even our security men before invading Doctor Ndifon’s place to kidnap him and the students staying in his boys quarters”. Emmanuel Jones, a colleague of the lecturer said.
According to the source, residents regularly contribute money to pay some policemen to keep guard around the quarters but was surprised that the hoodlums did not meet any resistance during the invasion.
He said:“We usually contribute money to assist the university security men to keep vigil around the quarters because the place is quite desolate and is frequently invaded by thieves and robbers”.
At the time of filing this report, no demand has been made by the hoodlums and the Information Officer of the University, Effiong Eyo said the matter has been reported to the police and investigation was in progress.