The Benue Police Anti-Robbery Squad has foiled an attempt to kidnap the newly appointed vice chancellor of University of Mkar, Mkar UMM, Professor Zack Gundu in Benue State.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the planned kidnap.
According to reports, the kidnappers were said to have planned to kidnap Professor Gundu, but changed their initial plan and made contact with their target ( VC) on phone, where they demanded for the sum of ten million naira in exchange for his life.
However, the vice chancellor, Professor Gundu, summoned courage and reported the matter to the police through a petition to the Benue Commissioner of Police.
The police promptly swung into action and traced the kidnappers to a town called Agbeede, Konshisha Local Government of Benue State, where two of the suspects arrested.
The vice chancellor of UMM, Professor Gundu, confirmed the incident and described the attempt on his life as unfortunate.