Unknown gunmen on Sunday evening abducted a lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife along Ife/Ibadan expressway.
Though details surrounding the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, the university lecturer simply identified as Professor Adegbehingbe, Tribune Online, gathered was kidnapped near Ikire, around 8.50 pm minute while traveling to Ife.
Sources informed that most of the vehicles that were moving along the expressway had to make a detour when the incident occurred.
The gunmen, who were shooting sporadically into the air blocked the road while their operation lasted.
The abducted Professor was said to have been in company of wife inside the vehicle when they were attacked, but his wife managed to escape from the scene.
The director of media, Ooni of Ife Palace, Moses Olafare, said he received an anonymous call when it was discovered the man abducted works in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Olafare also explained that he had a telephone conversation with the wife of Professor Adegbehingbe while she was in a police station in Apomu to report the incident.