In Kano Gunmen kill police officer, kidnap German engineer

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 16, 2018

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday killed a policeman and kidnapped a German engineer working with Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company, Mr Michael Cremza in Kano, Daily Trust has learnt.

But witnesses said the latest incident occurred around 8am on Monday at Madobi Road when three gunmen, in a black Volks Wagen Golf, shot a policeman guarding the expatriate.

Confirming the incident, Kano police command spokesperson, Magaji Majia said five men in a vehicle ambushed and opened fire on another vehicle conveying the engineer and his escort.

A police sergeant, who was part of a protection unit escorting the group, was killed and the German man was abducted, the statement added.

Majia also disclosed that the state's Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, has deployed a powerful team of operatives to cordon the axis in a bid to arrest the perpetrators. "Manhunt of the abductors is ongoing", he said.

It advised the public with useful information to report to the nearest police station or call this emergency telephone lines, 08032419754 or 08123821575.

The vehicle was carrying staff of Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company, a Nigerian firm, to a building site, Kano police said in a statement.

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