Muhammed Mahmood, Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
Mahmood was abducted alongside his daughter while travelling from Kaduna to Abuja on Monday afternoon.
His driver was not that lucky, as he was shot dead in the operation, which took place around Katari, a village few kilometres from Zuba, an Abuja suburb.
The spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, said the force is working on getting more details and would release a statement later on Monday.
The Kaduna-Abuja road has witnessed many cases of kidnappings in recent times.
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