Kidnappers abduct NHIS external auditor on Abuja road

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at the weekend abducted a former Board member of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Zakari Mohammed-Sada along Abuka-Kaduna express way.

We learnt that Mohammed-Sada, is an external auditor with the National Health Insurance Scheme, faced with corruption allegations which led to the suspension of its Executive Secretary by the Minister of Health for the period of three months.

The suspension was to pave for an uninterrupted investigation at the NHIS.

Family sources reported that Sada,was travelling from Abuja to Kaduna when he was stopped by the kidnappers around Katari area at 5.00pm on Saturday.

It gathered that the family had been in contact with the kidnappers where they demanded for an undisclosed huge sums of amount as ransom.

Sources said gunmen suspected to be kidnappers opened fire on travelers along the Katari area, killing a woman.

This was even as the Nigeria Police Force in June deployed 600 special anti-kidnap squad to the Abuja-Kaduna/ Zaria-Kano highways to curb the excesses of kidnappers along the highways.

When contacted, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mustapha Mohammed, deputizing for the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Usman, promised to get back but yet at the time of going to press.


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