Varsity Lecturer Murdered Inside Office, Eight Arrested

Varsity Lecturer Murdered Inside Office, Eight Arrested
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Dr Kamal and his family

There was a palpable tension in University of Maiduguri Borno state as a lecturer Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir, Coordinator Physical and Health Education

The don was Reportedly killed on Sunday in his office, he was stabbed with a knife, hitted with a hammer and his car carted away

The Borno State Police Command while confirming the incident said eight persons have been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of the lecturer.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Nahum Keneth in a telephone conversation with PUNCH Metro on Monday said 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.

“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.”

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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.

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