Kidnap UBEC Chairman, Daughter; Kill Driver on Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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Armed men have reportedly blocked the Kaduna – Abuja highway road, opened fire on some vehicles and abducted two people.

NAN reports that the attack was said to have occurred at about 3 pm around Katari village on Monday and resulted to the death of a person.

Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the attackers kidnapped the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Muhammad Abubakar and his daughter while his driver was shot dead.

Sabo, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued in Kaduna, said two victims of the attack were rescued.

“Today April 29, we received information through DPO Katari that at about 1530hrs, he got a distress call that armed men in military uniform intercepted a Land Cruiser SUV with Reg. No 07E o4 FG and Toyota Sienna with Reg. No SLJ 465 TN at Kurmin Kare Village along Kaduna -Abuja Expressway, opened fire on the vehicles and in the process the driver of the SUV was shot dead.

“While the occupants, Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, who is the Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and his daughter were kidnapped.

“The occupants of the Sienna; one Alowonle Olalere and Onuka Victor both of Ibadan, Oyo State were injured and rescued to Katari Police Station.

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