Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Gunmen on Monday abducted a German national, Mr. Michael Cremza, working with Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company in Kano.
The gunmen also killed a policeman protecting the expatriate engineer before whisking him away.
The police in Kano confirmed in a statement yesterday that the incident occurred at about 0745hrs along Sabon Titi Madobi Road in Kano.
The armed gang of five men in a vehicle, ambushed and opened fire on a vehicle conveyingÂ Cremza on his way to a construction site.
The spokesman of the police, Magaji Musa Majia, said the command had since deployed powerful team of operatives and detectives to cordon off the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescuing the victim.
He promised that manhunt for the abductors was ongoing.
This incident is coming a week after the killing of a Syrian in the Kano metropolis and the abduction of his son by some gunmen.