Shortly after his release, the police have arrested one Abdur-Rahman Ahmadu in connection with the abduction of the Board Chairman of the Universal Basic Commission (UBEC), Mohamed Mahmoud, and his daughter.
In a statement on Tuesday, the spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Yakubu Sabo, stated that the suspect was undergoing interrogation in police custody while efforts were on course to apprehend the remaining fleeing suspects
Mahmoud and his daughter were released from captivity at about 1:30 pm on Tuesday, after being abducted on Monday, alongside scores of travelers by armed bandits along the Kaduna- Abuja road.
The police spokesman also confirmed the release of the UBEC Board Chairman and his daughter, saying that their release came following a pressurised combing by the police operatives deployed to rescue them and that they were released unhurt.
The statement added: “The IGP used the opportunity to visit the family and sympathise with them on the unfortunate incident.
“The IGP assured the family of Police commitment to unmask the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
“IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar informed the general public that already one suspect has been arrested by the Police in connection with the incident and one AK47 Rifle with 29 rounds of ammunition was recovered in his possession.
“The suspect named Abdur-Rahman Ahmadu is undergoing interrogation in Police custody. Efforts are on course to apprehend the remaining fleeing suspects.”
The statement said further that the Kaduna state police command was also re-strategising to fortify security along the highways to reinforce the ongoing efforts of Operation Puff Adder.
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