One police officer killed, a foreign national kidnapped in Kano

One police officer killed, a foreign national kidnapped in Kano

Authorities in northern Nigeria state a German engineer has been abducted by gunmen from the town of Kano.

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

Musa Majia, spokesman of the police in the state, said the command has deployed a "powerful team of operatives and detectives" to cordon the axis.

He assured that the operatives would be on continuous prowl with a view to tracking down the culprits involved in the dastardly act.

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.

The eyewitness said: "The incident happened around 8:45am when people in the area were going out for work".

The alarming attack which occurred along Sabon Titi Madobi Road, Kano, around 7:45 am, also lead to the death of a police officer.

"The attackers killed one police sergeant attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) on Escort duty and abducted Mr. Michael Cremza, a German national working with the company". Manhunt of the abductors is ongoing.

"They shot the policeman and fired shots into the sky".

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