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Engineering Professor At Federal University Located IN Ex-President Jonathan's Hometown Gets Letter Threatening His Life

July 8, 2017

Professor Steve Nwabuzor, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Federal University Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, has received a letter containing a threat to his life.

Professor Nwabuzor's plight, SaharaReporters learned, is connected to his nomination as a member of a panel set up by Ms. Gbemisola Saraki, Chairperson of the institution's Governing Council, to investigate employment racketeering allegedly carried out by Professor  Seth Accra-Jaja, incumbent Vice-Chancellor of the University. Jobs were given out despite a subsisting embargo on employment.

In recent times, the University has been a hotbed of crises, which are largely fuelled by tribal sentiments. Various Ijaw groups, including Ogbia Brotherhood and Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), have disrupted academic and non-academic activities of the institution on account of their belief that the university was established exclusively for the Ijaw people by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.