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8 suspects in police net over murder of UNIMAID lecturer

The police in Borno State confirmed the arrest of eight suspects in connection with the murder of Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir, a lecturer of the Department of Physical Health Education at the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID.

Abdulkadir was killed in his office on the campus on Sunday by attackers, who sneaked into his office. The victim was found on Monday with injuries inflicted on his body.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Nahun Daso, told newsmen that the attackers also carted away tthe lecturer’s vehicle, phone and laptop.

“We reviewed the CCTV camera and saw them going out of the university with the deceased’s vehicle. However, the quality of the video was very poor, so we could not see the number they were inside the car,” he said.

He explained that investigation was ongoing into the matter.

Reacting, Prof. Danjuma Gambo, the Director of Radio and Public Relations, who spoke on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdullahi Shugaba, said the police and other security agencies have already launched an investigation into the incident with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding his death.

He said: “In view of the gravity of the matter, management advises all staff and students to remain calm and go about their normal, legitimate businesses because the university is working closely with relevant security agencies to get to the root of the matter.

“Management also wishes to assure parents, guardians and other stakeholders that the university campus remains safe and secure for teaching, learning and community service.”

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