Prof. Johnson Fatokun, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Lagos, has been kidnapped.
Anchor University is a faith-based university owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.
Fatokun had left Lagos on Sunday to drop off his two children who were schooling in the north.
He was said to be returning on Monday when his vehicle was attacked by the gunmen in Nasarawa en route to the airport to return to Lagos.
A source said the assailants were in police uniform.
The source said, “The professor had dropped his son at the Deeper Life High School in the morning. He also went to drop the daughter at a Federal University in Jos.
“He was returning from Jos to Keffi, Nasarawa State, late in the evening when they encountered the gunmen on the road. The driver, however, maneuvered his way and sped through them. The gunmen started chasing the vehicle and shooting.