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Eight arrested as hoodlums kill UNIMAID lecturer on campus

Eight people have reportedly been taken into custody by the Borno State Police Command in relation to the alleged murder of Kamar Abdulkadir, a lecturer at the University of Maiduguri.

Nahum Keneth, the public relations officer for the command, revealed this to PUNCH Metro over the phone on Monday.

According to reports, the attackers broke into the don’s office on Sunday, stabbed him with a knife, and struck him with a hammer. This resulted in the don’s death.

It was also learnt that the victim was later found dead with several injuries inflicted on his body.

Speaking to a correspondant from PUNCH Metro, the state PPRO, Keneth, disclosed that upon receiving the report of the incident, a police team was deployed to the scene where the body of the lecturer was found dead in his office.

He added that the police immediately launched an investigation into the matter and arrested eight suspects in connection with the murder.

The police spokesperson said, “The police received a distress call from the university in the early hours of today and immediately swung into action. Upon getting to the scene, the body of Dr Abdulkadir was found dead in his office.

Investigation was launched into the matter and we have been able to apprehend eight persons in connection with the murder. They are currently undergoing investigation.”

He added that the vehicle of the late lecturer was also not found at the scene of the incident, and it was suspected to have been whisked away by the assailants.

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“The vehicle of Dr Abdulkadir was not at the scene of the incident. The assailants may have whisked the vehicle away from the scene of the accident.”

Keneth, while stressing that the police would ensure to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice, urged residents of the state and the university community to go about their daily activities without panic.

“There are tensions because of the incident, but the Commissioner of Police hereby urges members of the public and the university community to remain calm and go about their activity without fear.

“The command will ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice,” he said.

It has been reported in July 2023 that some suspected gunmen reportedly killed Opeyemi Ajewole, a Professor of Social and Environmental Forestry at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan in Oyo State.

Ajewole was reportedly murdered while returning home from the office.

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