Ten gunmen on Wednesday abducted the Vice-Chancellor of Enugu State University of Technology, Prof. Cyprian Onyeji.
The VC was abducted at 11.30a.m at the school gate as he was being driven into the main campus of the institution.
Four of the gunmen had apparently been lurking in a rickety car parked at the school gate, awaiting the VC’s arrival.
As soon as they sighted his two-vehicle convoy, the gunmen used the rickety car to block the gate, jumped out and started shooting into the air.
Six others appeared from nowhere and attacked the convoy.
They shot and deflated the four tyres of the police van escorting the VC.
A policeman in the escort van who tried to resist them was shot while the gunmen dragged the VC’s orderly and driver out of the car and drove off with Onyeji in his official Honda car.
Some of the gunmen also jumped into a car they had parked at a motor park at the school’s entrance and drove behind the VC’s car.