A police sergeant has been killed and a German engineer with Dantata & Sawoe, Mr Michael Cremza kidnapped in Kano by some unidentified gunmen. The Command's Public Relations Officer, SP Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident in a statement and issued to newsmen in Kano.
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Five gunmen ambushed a motor vehicle carrying construction workers and opened fire on them along Sabon Titi Madobi road in the northern state of Kano, a police spokesman said.
Majia however revealed that the state commissioner has deployed a powerful team of operatives and detectives to cordon the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescue the victim.
"They shot the Police at Sabon Titi, a scarcely populated area in Kano, killing the Police and abducted the White man".
"The attackers killed one police Sgt attached to Special Protection Unit on escort duty and abducted a German National, Cremza, working with the company".
He said police have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers and an operation to rescue Cremza, calling on the public to volunteer information anytime they notice unusual movements in their communities.
Majia said the incident happened at about 7:45 a.m.