Gunmen dressed in police uniform on Tuesday kidnapped the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Prof. Johnson Fatokun, in Nasarawa State.
The gunmen were stationed in two different locations and were able to force his driver to stop the vehicle after he had successfully escaped from one.
The university is owned by Deeper Life church.
The don had dropped off his son at Deeper Life school and his daughter at University of Jos before heading to the airport to return to Lagos when he ran into the blockade.
The university confirmed the incident and said the gunmen had demanded N20 million ransom.