Breaking: Police arrest kidnapper of UBEC chairman, daughter

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The Nigeria Police Force, Abuja says it has apprehended one of the suspected kidnappers of the Chairman of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Dr Mohammed Abubakar, and his daughter, Yesmin Mohammed.

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Mohammed and daughter who were kidnapped Monday along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have since been released and undergoing medical investigations in an undisclosed hospital. The driver of their Toyota Jeep was shot dead by the kidnappers.

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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.

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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.”

*Photo: Mba

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