Police gives update on kidnap of UBEC chair, others in Kaduna


The Nigeria Police Force has given update on the kidnap of the Board Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mohammed Abubakar and many others on Monday.

In a press release made available to EduCeleb.com, the spokesperson of the Kaduna State police command, Mr Yakubu Sabo said the kidnappers dressed in military uniform and held many hostage shooting in the air in the process. He also revealed that a person was shot while two had been so far rescued.

Read the statement below.

29TH APRIL, 2019

Today 29/04/19 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 Jeep with Reg. No 07E o4 FG and Toyota Sienna with Reg. No SLJ 465 TN at Kurmin Kare Village along Kaduna – Abuja Express Way, opened fire on the vehicles in the process the driver of the jeep 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. They were said to be returning from Kano where they went to shoot a film titled ‘the last step’.

  1. Combined Teams of PMF Men, Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command, Special Forces and Operation Yaki were quickly mobilized to the area with a view to combing the bush for possible rescue of the victims and arresting the criminals. IGP’S IRT was also contacted for technical support in tracking the hoodlums. At the moment, the two vehicles were recovered to Katari Police station.
  2. The Commissioner of Police CP Ahmad Abdur-Rahman appeals to members of the public to support the Police with relevant information that could assist in apprehending the perpetrators of this heinous act. He said the Command will not be deterred in its efforts to reduce crime to the barest minimum in the State. CP Ahmad said the hoodlums are only testing our collective will and we cannot relent. Update will follows in due course please.
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