- A German engineer with Dantata & Sawoe has been kidnapped by some unidentified gunmen in Kano state
- In the process, the criminals were said to have killed a police sergeant
- The armed gang ambushed and opened fire on a motor vehicle conveying the staff of Dantata & Sawoe
A police sergeant has been killed and a German engineer with Dantata & Sawoe, Mr Michael Cremza kidnapped in Kano by some unidentified gunmen.
The Kano state police in a statement signed by the command public relations officer, SP Magaji Musa Majia said the ugly incident occurred along Sabon Titi, Madobi road, Kano.
He explained that “an armed gang of five men in a Motor vehicle ambushed and opened fire on a motor vehicle conveying the staff Dantata & Sawoe, Vanguard reports.
Below is the statement .
"The Kano state police command is displeased to inform the general public of an ugly incident which occurred today Monday 16th April, 2018 at about 0745hrs along Sabon Titi Madobi Road, Kano, where an armed gang of five men in a Motor vehicle ambushed and opened fire on a motor vehicle conveying the staff of Dantata & Sawoe construction company going to a construction site.
"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. The police commissioner CP Rabiu Yusuf has since deployed powerful team of operatives and detectives to cordon the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescue the victim. Manhunt of the abductors is ongoing.
"Any person with useful information should report to the nearest Police Station or call our emergency telephone lines as follows; 08032419754, 08123821575," the force added.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported four police officers are reportedly dead and eleven others missing after a police team in Benue state ran into an ambush by gunmen on the night of Sunday, April 15.
One of the dead officers, according to a report by Premium Times, was riding with his colleague from Anyibe to Ayilamo, in Logo local government area when he was attacked and killed by a group of gunmen.
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