The Chairman of Universal Basic Education Commission,UBEC and the Chairman, Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, Dr. Mahmood Muhammad Abubakar, and his daughter have been kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The Kaduna State Police Command, through its spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the abduction.
The police PRO said the command received information through the DPO of Katari that at about 3:30 PM, 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. He said the gunmen opened fire on the vehicles and in the process the driver of the jeep was shot dead while the occupants of the sienna; one Alowonle Olalere and Onuka Victor both of Ibadan Oyo State were injured and rescued to Katari Police Station.
The two men were said to be returning from Kano where they went to shoot a film titled ‘the last step’. The police said a combined teams of Mobile 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 of 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,” he said. He said the Command will not be deterred in its efforts to bring crime to the barest minimum in the State. CP Ahmad said the hoodlums were only testing “our collective will and we cannot relent.”
QUEEN AMINA BLOG (www.ivyukula.com) also learnt that, while the gunmen shot to stop the two vehicles, more than 12 other motorists parked their vehicles along the road and ran into the bushes.