Gun­men kill po­lice­man, kid­nap ex­pa­tri­ate in Kano

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - THE METRO SECTION - From­mur­tala Ade­wale, Kano

UN­KNOWN as­sailants yes­ter­day killed a po­lice sergeant and ab­ducted a Ger­man en­gi­neer with Dan­tata and Sa­woe con­struc­tion com­pany, Mr. Michael Cremza, in Kano State.

The­guardian learnt that the ugly in­ci­dent oc­curred at about 7:45a.m. at Ring Road by­pass, leav­ing the pop­u­lar area de­serted. Ac­cord­ing to an eye­wit­ness ac­count, three gun­men who came in a black VW Golf first shot the po­lice­man who was in the car with the ex­pa­tri­ate be­fore they whiskey the en­gi­neer away. “The three gun­men started shoot­ing spo­rad­i­cally im­me­di­ately they ar­rived and shot the mo­bile po­lice­man at­tached to the ab­ducted en­gi­neer. A stray bul­let also hit a truck driver in the area,” Abubakar Muham­mad told The­guardian.

Con­firm­ing the de­vel­op­ment, the po­lice spokesper­son, SP Ma­gaji Musa Ma­jia, said: “The ugly in­ci­dent oc­curred on Mon­day 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 an em­ployee of Dan­tata & Sa­woe Con­struc­tion Com­pany go­ing to a con­struc­tion site.

“The at­tack­ers killed one po­lice sergeant at­tached to the Spe­cial Pro­tec­tion Unit (SPU) on es­cort duty and ab­ducted Mr. Michael Cremza, a Ger­man na­tional work­ing with the com­pany,” Ma­jia ex­plained.

In a state­ment re­lease to the me­dia, Ma­jia said the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, CP Rabiu Yusuf, has de­ployed a team of de­tec­tives to cor­don off the axis where the in­ci­dent oc­curred with a view to track down the per­pe­tra­tors of the das­tardly act. Ma­jia urged any per­son with use­ful in­for­ma­tion about the where­abouts of the crim­i­nals to re­port to near­est po­lice sta­tion.

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