UNIPORT ASUU demands release of kidnapped colleague

PORT HARCOURT— Lecturers in the University of

Port Harcourt, Uniport, under the auspices of

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have

called for the immediate and unconditional

release of their colleague by his abductors.

Dr. Eebah Lebari, who teaches in the

Department of Management, Faculty of

Management Science, in Uniport, was abducted

on October 17, at the entrance to his residence

in Mbuoba area of Port Harcourt while returning

from work.

The gunmen were said to have allegedly traced

their victim, Lebari, from his office to his

residence where he was blocked at the gate and

forcefully whisked away at gunpoint.

One month after his abduction, his family and

ASUU in the institution have expressed worry

that no contact had been made with the


Addressing newsmen, yesterday, the UNIPORT

ASUU Chairperson, Prof. Anthonia Okerengwo,

condemned the act of violence and kidnap

directed at lecturers.