Gunmen Kidnapped UBEC Chairman Mahmood, Daughter, Shot Driver Dead
The chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Muhammed Mahmood, his daughter has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
Mahmood was abducted alongside his daughter while travelling from Kaduna to Abuja on Monday afternoon.
His driver was not that lucky, as he was shot dead in the operation, which took place around Katari, a village few kilometres from Zuba, an Abuja suburb.
The Kaduna Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the UBEC boss, and his daughter, along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
The force, in a press statement by its spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo, said the abduction occurred around 3.30 p.m. on Monday.
Police said Mr Mahmood’s driver died in the attack.
A graphic video showed a man said to be the late driver in a pool of blood while security operatives and passersby looked on in pity.
The police said they have mobilised officers to the area in a bid to arrest the perpetrators and rescue the abductees.
“Combined Teams of PMF Men, Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Command, Special Forces and Operations 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 station.
“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.