Kidnappers kill policeman, abduct German engineer in Kano

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

A police sergeant has been killed and a German engineer with Dantata & Sawoe, Mr Michael Cremza kidnapped in Kano by some unidentified gunmen.

"At about 07:45 a.m. local time today, some armed men attacked a vehicle taking some staff of construction firm Dantata & Sawoe to a construction site".

He added that the Police Commissioner, Rabi'u Yusuf had deployed a team of operatives and detectives to cordon the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescue the victim.

According to Kano state police spokesman, Musa Majia, the gunmen opened fire on the vehicle that conveyed Cremza to a construction site.

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

Michael Cremza, an engineer and staff of Dantata and Sawoe construction company, was reportedly kidnapped on Monday morning, after some gunmen ambushed his auto killing his police escort.

"They shot the Police at Sabon Titi, a scarcely populated area in Kano, killing the Police and abducted the German, "the eyewitness who pleaded for an anonymity said".

"A stray bullet also hit passerby and was taken to hospital", said a witness, Mallam Lawan.

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