Gunmen kidnap Rivers poly lecturer, ASUP blows hot

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic in Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, in the Khana Local Government AreaRivers State has condemned the kidnap of its member identified as Mr James.

While confirming the incident, the institution’s ASUP Chairman, Prince Nwiyo, said James was kidnapped at his residence at Igwurtali, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State about 2am on Tuesday.

Nwiyo said the union might embark on a protest soon if their colleague was not released unconditionally without delay.

He said, “The news of the kidnap of Mr. James came to us yesterday (Tuesday) as a shock, As a union, we are calling on the security agencies to take control of the situation and ensure a successful rescue of our colleague.

“The abductors are in the same vein advised to release him unconditionally without further delay. The union will not accept any kidnap of any of our members, even after he is released. If after a while, he is not released, we are going to embark on a serious peaceful protest,” the Ken Poly ASUP chairman added.