The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife chapter, has reacted how Professor A.O. Adegbehingbe, was kidnapped last week by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
This newspaper reported how the lecturer was kidnapped and had to pay N5 million to free himself.
Adeola Egbedokun, ASUU Chairman in OAU on Thursday asked Federal Government to protect lives and properties of citizens.
“ASUU OAU regrettably acknowledged the degree of fear, trepidation and anxiety pervading the atmosphere under which academic staff, students and other members of the university community are now going about their duties at the Obafemi Awolowo University.
“This is an unwelcome development capable of lowering the morale of workers and destroying academic, teaching and research activities.”
“We have equally observed that the act is not new in Nigeria, it’s upsurge and gradual incursion in Osun state, hitherto celebrated as one of the peaceful states in Nigeria is indeed worrisome.”
“This should ordinarily be a thing of serious concern to the Governor of the state, Mr Gboyega Oyeyola, the Commissioner of Police and all stakeholders.”
” ASUU particularly called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr Muhameed Adamu, and the Director of State Security Services to continue to do everything within their power to expose Fulani herdsmen and other criminals who masterminded the kidnapping of Professor Adegbehingbe.”