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Gunmen Abduct UBEC Board Chair, Daughter

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the Chairman of Governing Council of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr Muhammad Abubakar, and his daughter on the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on Monday by gunmen.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, in a statement on Monday, said the police received a distress call from the Divisional Police Officer at Katari division that men in military uniform had intercepted a Land Cruiser and a Toyota Sienna.

The PPRO said, “Today, April 29, 2019, we received information through the DPO of Katari division that that around  3.30pm, he got a distress call that armed men in military uniform intercepted a Land Cruiser with number plate, 07E o4 FG; and Toyota Sienna with number plate, SLJ 465 TN, at Kurmin Kare village on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

“They opened fire on the vehicles and in the process, the driver of the vehicle was shot dead, while the occupants,  Dr Muhammad Abubakar, who is the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission, and his daughter were kidnapped.

“The occupants of the Sienna, one Alowonle Olalere and Onuka Victor, both of Ibadan, Oyo State, were injured and taken to Katari Police Station. They were said to be returning from Kano where they went to shoot a film titled. ‘The Last Step’.”

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