From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Police in Kano on Friday comfirmed the kidnapping of an Igbo business man, Emmanuel Eze, at Kore town in Dambatta Local Government Area by unknown gunmen.
According to eyewitness account, the bandits who arrived the town in large numbers at about 10:30 p.m on Thursday shot sporadically before whisking away their victim.
It was also learnt that a young man was shot on the ear during the operation that lasted for few minutes.
No group have claimed responsibility of the kidnap incident as at the time of filling this report.
However, the Kano Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa told journalists on Friday that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sama’ila Dikko has already despatched a team of Police men to comb the area in search of the bandits, as well as rescuing the kidnapped business man.
According to him, “bandits kidnapped Emmanuel Eze in his Provision Store at Kore in Danbatta Local Government Area. Teams of Policemen mobilized for possible rescue and arrest of culprits.”
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje recently raised the alarm over the infiltration of bandits into Kano forests.