The Academic Staff Union of the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has given security agencies in the state a 24-hour ultimatum to produce a female lecturer, Dr. Ime Udotong, who was kidnapped on Friday or risk a strike action.
Addressing pressmen after the strike, the ASUU chairman, UNIUYO Chapter, Mr. Nwachukwu Anyim, said that not less than 10 of their members have been kidnapped over the past six years.
He added that kidnapping in the state is principally targeted at the members of the university unlike some other states where the menace does not have specific target.
He said, “We have come out to protest the kidnapped of our member. And we declare if our member is not released, I mean Dr. Ime Udotong, within 24 hours from today, members of the Academic Staff Union of the University of Uyo will down tool.
“We will not go to class; we will not teach and will not conduct examinations. We will stay at home, that is our stand and the resolution of ASUU, Uniuyo branch.”