Some armed men have abducted a former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto.
The academic was abducted by the gunmen along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Prof. Aleto was travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road when he was ambushed and kidnapped on Thursday.
His abductors have contacted his family and are demanding N20 million ransom.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, said the police are investigating the incident adding that efforts are being made to ensure the safe rescue of the professor.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that one professor traveling in his personal car was kidnapped along the Elegbeka Area in Ose Local Government Area of the State.” Joseph said.