One police officer killed, a foreign national kidnapped in Kano

Captain Ganduje Kwankwaso Kano

Captain Ganduje Kwankwaso Kano

Gunmen in Nigeria's Kano state on Monday killed a policeman and abducted a Germany citizen, the police said.

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.

According to a report by Premium Times, the gunmen in a black VW Golf shot and killed the police officer as he was protecting the engineer, a staff of Dantata and Sawoe construction company.

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

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.

The armed men numbering five were said to have opened fire on a vehicle conveying Michael Cremza on his way to a construction site.

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

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.