A senior lecturer at the Taraba State University, Jalingo, Mr. Benjamin Ezekiel, has been kidnapped.
The spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force in the state, DSP David Misal, said the police were aware of the kidnap.
The kidnapping was also confirmed by the Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Taraba State University chapter, Mr. Linus William.
According to William, the kidnappers came shooting sporadically into the air to scare his neighbours, before whisking him away.
He stated that the kidnappers had yet to contact the family to state their demands.