One police officer killed, a foreign national kidnapped in Kano

Maricruz Casares
Abril 16, 2018

Armed men on Monday kidnapped a German national working for a construction firm in Kano in an attack that also killed a police officer, police said.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that about a week ago, gunmen killed a Syrian businessman and abducted his teenage son in Kano.

The incident occurred around Madobi Under-Pass at 7:45am today while the abducted German engineer and policeman attached to him were on their way to a construction site where the company is executing a project.

"The gunmen first fired shots randomly, causing commotion. A stray bullet also hit a truck driver in the area", he said.

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In a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majia, he revealed that the officer killed was a police sergeant.

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

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.

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

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