Three candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) were reportedly kidnapped along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road on Saturday. Others abducted include the driver of a former House of Representatives member, Adamu Shekarau, and a one- and-half-year-old.
Police spokesman Muhammad Jalige, who gave the names of the kidnapped UTME candidates as Yusuf Sani, Ummi Sani and Umairah Mustapha, said Police are currently working to ensure their release. 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.”