The Nasarawa Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Professor Fatokun Johnson.

ASP Ramhan Nansel, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021.

He disclosed that the command received a complaint from one Umazayi Emmanuel while on transit from Jos to Keffi on Tuesday.

According to Emmanuel, gunmen who he suspects to be kidnappers attacked him and his boss Prof. Fatokun Johnson along Kurmi Shinkafa village, Kokona Local Government Area, and kidnapped the Professor.

The Police command PRO stated that upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe (PSC) mobilised a search and rescue team comprising of the Police Mobile Force, Anti Kidnapping personnel, Military, Police patrol teams, vigilante and Local hunters to the area for the rescue of the abducted victim and arrest of the perpetrators of the act.

As he commiserated with the family of the abducted victim, the Commissioner of Police assured them that an unrelenting manhunt of the hoodlums has commenced and they have put measures to forestall future occurrences.

The Commissioner of Police called on members of the public to assist the Police with useful information that will lead to the rescue of the victim and arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.