Despite the strict security measures mounted in the capital, unknown gunmen attacked a lecturer of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) on Wednesday morning.
This development is coming barley 24 hours after a large number of gunmen invaded the university staff quarters on Tuesday and abducted two professors and five other persons.
The lecturer, identified as Dr David Okoroafor, was attacked in his office, at the university’s permanent site around 11:00 a.m.
The victim, who escaped his attackers, disclosed the development in a message he sent to officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Dr Okoroafor, made this known in a leaked message he earlier forwarded to officials of the Academic Union of Universities, ASUU after escaping the attack.
He said, “Dear ASUU members and UNIABUJA Community, I wish to formally bring to your notice that today, Wednesday November 3, I was attacked in my office located at Room 6, 1st floor, Faculty of Social Science building, at the permanent site.
“At exactly 10 am, when I arrived at the building and opened my office, I started praying in my usual way, suddenly two men brandishing weapon bunched into my office and ordered me to go down flat on my face or they kill me.
“I pounced on them and the gun. But the duo started to hit me hard. I began to shout on top of my voice for help.
“When my voice went higher, they ran out and students tried to pursue after them but when they brandished their gun, the students also became afraid and ran back, giving them room to escape into the nearby bush.
“But during the scuffle in my office, their car key fell off which I picked and handed over to the University security unit.”
Efforts to reach the school authority for confirmation, proved abortive as the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Habib Yakoob could not take his calls and unable to respond to text messages forwarded to him.