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Gunmen kidnap professor, kills brother

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A Professor of Soil Sciences with Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology (MOUTECH), Yola, Adamawa state, Professor Adamu Zata has been kidnapped in the early hours of Monday.

The kidnappers killed the younger brother of the Professor Dr Sheda Zata, who is a veterinary doctor.

Sources from the family member told newsmen that around ten armed men broke into the house of the Professor in Girei town around 2:00am Monday and abducted him gunpoint, killing his younger brother, Dr Sheda, 49 years old.

Police spokesperson in Adamawa, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said the commissioner of Police has deployed operatives to scene”.

He said the remains of the victim has been deposited to the Specialists Hospital Yola.

Professor Zata, was in October last yea,r abducted at the same residence, few meters from the Girei Divisional Police station and his family reportedly paid a ransom of N2 million.

Abdullahi Tukur

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