Police nab kidnapper as UBEC chair, daughter are freed


The Nigeria Police Force has secured the release of the kidnapped Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) board chairman, Mohammed Abubakar and his daughter, Yesmin Abubakar.

It also disclosed in Abuja says it has apprehended a suspected kidnapper involved.

Mr Mohammed and daughter who were kidnapped Monday along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have since been released and are undergoing medical examination in an undisclosed hospital.

Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement Tuesday evening, said one suspect had been arrested in connection with the kidnapping, while investigations were ongoing to apprehend other members of the gang.

According to Mr Mba, one AK-47 riffle was also recovered from the suspect who is currently in custody.

“Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, the Chairman of UBEC and his daughter, Yesmin Mohammed, who were kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna expressway have been released.

“Meanwhile, one male suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime. One AK 47 rifle also recovered. Investigation into the incident is on-going.”

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