Gunmen have abducted the Director of Servicom at the University of Calabar (UNICAL) Prof. Patrick Egaga. The incident took place on Sunday night at the University Staff Quarters, where Egaga, a faculty member of the Department of Special Education, was reportedly taken through the river that overlooks the staff quarters.
Cross River police confirmed the abduction, with Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Irene Ugbo stating that efforts were underway to secure the release of Prof. Egaga. The family had not reported the incident, but the police are actively engaged in addressing the situation.
UNICAL’s spokesperson, Effiong Eyo, confirmed the university’s awareness of the abduction and expressed concern. The gunmen reportedly gained access to the quarters through the same river connecting Calabar to Akpabuyo Local Council.