The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of eight suspects in connection with the alleged murder of Dr. Kamar Abdulkadir, a lecturer at the Department of Physical Health Education, University of Maiduguri.

The professor was murdered in his campus office on Sunday by unknown assailants who broke into his office.

The victim was found on Monday with multiple injuries inflicted on her body by her killer.

Spokesperson of the Borno State Police Command, Nahun Daso, told journalists that the attackers also took away the speaker's vehicle, phone and laptop.

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Daso said: “We reviewed the CCTV camera and saw them leaving the University with the deceased’s vehicle.

“However, the video quality was very low and we could not see the number of people inside the car.”

He explained that the investigation was still ongoing into the matter.

Reacting, Prof. Danjuma Gambo, Director of Radio and Public Relations at UNIMAID, who spoke on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Shugaba, said the police and other security agencies have already begun an investigation with the aim of unraveling the circumstances surrounding his death.

Gambo said: “Considering the seriousness of the matter, the administration advises all staff and students to remain calm and carry on with their normal and legitimate business as the University is working closely with the relevant security agencies to get to the root of the problem.

“The administration also wishes to assure parents, guardians and other stakeholders that the university campus remains safe and secure for teaching, learning and community service.

“The administration is grateful for the numerous messages of sympathy and support from all its stakeholders at this time of mourning.”

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