Gunmen have kidnapped the board chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Muhammed Mahmood, and his daughter.
Both of them were kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway Monday. For several months now the Kaduna-Abuja road has become notorious as a den of kidnappers and armed robbers.
Mahmood and his daughter were travelling from Kaduna to the federal capital territory (FCT) when kidnappers ambushed their vehicle around Katari, a village few kilometres from Zuba.
As at press time, their whereabouts was not known and the kidnappers had not made any contacts.