Hoodlums Abducts Three Jamb Candidates In Kaduna, Kills Driver

Hoodlums Abducts Three Jamb Candidates In Kaduna, Kills Driver

AREWA AGENDA – Unknown miscreants have abducted three persons along Kaduna – Birnin Gwari road after writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The driver of the vehicle that conveyed the JAMB candidates, said to be the driver of a former House of Representatives member, Adamu Shekarau, was also was also killed in the incident.

Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige who confirmed the incidence in a statement Monday, gave the name of the victims as Yusuf Sani, Ummi Sani and Umairah Mustapha adding that a one- and-half-year-old was among the abductees.

According to the police, the victims were kidnapped at Ungwan Yako Village, Birni Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

Jalige said, “Yes, there was an attack on Saturday on Birnin-Gwari Road. The driver of the vehicle was shot to death and four other people were kidnapped. The incident happened around a village called Ungwan Yako.

“Three of the kidnapped victims are candidates who came to Kaduna to write UTME exam. They were on their way back when the incident happened.

“The police around the area engaged the criminals and recovered their motorcycle. We are still on the trail of the criminals.

“Also, the Commissioner has directed for more deployments on the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road and one Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been deployed to that area. The APC is just about to leave the police headquarters now to the place.”

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