Bandits kidnap Kano businessman, set police vehicle ablaze
A Kano-based businessman identified as Abdullahi Kalos has been kidnapped and a police patrol vehicle reportedly set ablazed following a bandit attack in Minjibir local government area of Kano State.
Bala Sani, a resident of the area disclosed that the gunmen arrived the town around 12:45am, shooting sporadically around Masaka area of the town before abducting a businessman.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the bandits stationed their men at all the junctions in the town and engaged the police in a gun battle around 4:30 am.
Confirming the incident, the Kano police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna also revealed that they are currently in pursuit of the bandits to rescue the victims.
“After the gunmen kidnapped three people we engaged them in gun battle during which they retreated, leaving two persons behind as they set out patrol van on fire.
“We are currently in pursuit of the bandits to rescue the victims because we believe some of them had sustained bullet injuries.”
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