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Lecturers’ Abduction: Kaduna Poly Rector Seeks Joint Action Against Kidnappers

The Rector of Kaduna Polytechnic, Professor Idris Bugaje, has called for a joint action to tackle the rate of kidnapping in the state. Professor Bugaje made the call in a statement by his special adviser on media, Bala Aliyu, following the abduction and subsequent release of two lecturers in the state. The two lecturers, Dr Umar Chinoko and Adamu Chinoko, both brothers from Kebbi state, regained their freedom on Sunday, six days after they were abducted in the Mahuta area of Kaduna metropolis. Professor Bugaje stressed the need for synergy and inter-agency cooperation among institutions, security agencies, and the public in the fight against criminality. He also appealed to the security agencies to redouble their efforts to rid the society of all forms of criminal elements. The rector commended the security agencies in the state for their roles in ensuring the release of two abducted lecturers of Kaduna Polytechnic and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. He acknowledged the pressure of security operatives against the kidnappers that eventually led to the release of the lecturers. Professor Bugaje also commended the state government and the Federal Government for putting mechanisms in place to check the menace of kidnapping and banditry in Kaduna and other parts of the country.