The police force headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one of the suspects responsible for the kidnapping of the chairman of UBEC, Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Abubakar, and his daughter, Yesmin Mohammed.
The father and daughter who were kidnapped on Monday, April 29, along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have since been released and undergoing medical investigations in an undisclosed hospital.
The Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, said one suspect had been arrested in connection with the kidnapping, while investigations were ongoing to apprehend other members of the gang, The Sun reports.
Mba also reportedly said one AK-47 riffle was recovered from the suspect who is currently in custody.
He said: “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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The UBEC chairman was abducted alongside his daughter at Kurmin Kare Village along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
Confirming the incident, the Kaduna state police spokesperson said a distress call was received through the divisional police officer of Katari at about 3:30pm.
The command said the DPO alerted the police that armed men in military uniform intercepted a Land Cruiser Jeep with Registration number 07E o4 FG and Toyota Sienna with Registration number SLJ 465 TN at Kurmin Kare village.
It was also gathered that the kidnappers were said to have opened fire on the vehicle and its occupants killing the UBEC chairman's driver on the spot.
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