Kidnapping: ASUU urges FG to close gap between rich, poor

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called on the Federal Government to close the gap between the rich and the poor to reduce the high rate of insecurity.

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Ogunyemi told newsmen in Abuja that continued kidnapping of its members was worrisome, adding that this had led to apprehension on the campuses.

Gideon Okedayo, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Science, Ondo State University of Science and Technology; Okitipupa, Ondo State, was kidnapped by gunmen recently and later died in captivity.

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Okedayo and his driver were kidnapped on their way to Igara in Edo; but the driver was later released after which he reported to the police.

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According to Ogunyemi, ASUU has written to express its worries; coming out from its 41st National Executive Committee meeting as it affects its members specifically.

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