Incident Summary:

09/05/2019: Assailants abducted Gideon Okedayo and his driver at Akoko-Edo in Edo, Nigeria. The driver was injured and released a short time later while Okedayo, a Ondo State University of Science and Technology professor, was killed and his body was discovered on September 9, 2019. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Akoko-Edo district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Ondo State University of Science and Technology
Specific Description Professor: Gideon Okedayo
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 4
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kidnapped Ondo professor found dead," Daily Trust Nigera, September 11, 2019.
"UPDATED: Abducted Ondo lecturer found dead," Nigeria Punch, September 10, 2019.
"Gunmen Kidnap Ondo Varsity Lecturer In Edo," Daily Independent (Nigeria), September 6, 2019.