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Bandits abduct UBEC boss, daughter kill driver

By Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
30 April 2019   |   4:13 am
Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, and his daughter were whisked away yesterday on their way to Abuja from Kaduna.

Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Muhammad Abubakar, and his daughter were whisked away yesterday on their way to Abuja from Kaduna.

The Guardian learnt that the kidnappers, who opened fire on the UBEC chairman’s vehicle, killed the driver.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Kaduna State Command, ASP Yakubu Sabo, stated that the command received information through the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Katari that armed men in military uniform intercepted a Land Cruiser jeep and Toyota Sienna at Kurmin Kare Village along Kaduna/Abuja road, and shot dead the driver of the jeep.

He added that the other occupants of the vehicle, Dr. Abubakar and his daughter, were kidnapped.

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