Dele Ogunyemi, Warri
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Comrade Monday Izu, Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Delta State University, Abraka Branch.
Sources said that the labour leader was abducted on Thursday night.
His whereabouts was yet to be ascertained as at noon on Friday as the kidnappers were yet to open any contact with family members of the victim.
The abduction was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer for Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, when contacted.
But the PPRO told journalists that efforts were in top gear by operatives of the Command to rescue the labour leader unhurt as well as apprehend the abductors.
The abduction by gunmen of Comrade Monday Izu, a vocal unionist, came just 11 days after his 63rd birthday as obtained from his Facebook account.
The kidnapped SSANU-DELSU chairman had, recently, on behalf of other non-academic unions at DELSU, advised the Federal Government not to kill university education in the country. He gave the advice in reaction to the recently approved N30 billion by the Federal Government for the payment of arrears of earned allowances for ASUU, SSANU, NAAT and NASU in which 75 per cent was earmarked for ASUU and 25 per cent for SSANU, NASU and NAAT.