In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves through the community, Professor Patrick Egaga, the Director of Servicom at the University of Calabar, has been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
The professor, renowned for his contributions to the Department of Special Education, was taken from his residence in the staff quarters on Sunday night, November 12, 2023.
Reports indicate that the abductors gained access to the staff quarters through the waterways before seizing Prof. Egaga.
The brazenness of the attack has left the university community in disbelief and heightened concerns about security.
Confirming the incident, SP Irene Ugbo, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, assured the public that efforts are being placed to secure the safe release of Prof. Egaga.
Law enforcement agencies are intensifying their efforts to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Effiong Eyo, the Public Relations Officer of the university, also acknowledged the distressing event and assured the public that rescue operations are in progress.
The university community, waits anxiously for positive news regarding the professor’s safe return.
The abduction of Prof. Egaga serves as a reminder of the present security challenges faced by individuals and institutions across the country.
The entire community remains hopeful that he will be reunited with his loved ones soon, as efforts to secure his freedom are intensified.