Michael Cremza, an engineer and staff of Dantata and Sawoe construction company, was reportedly kidnapped on Monday morning, after some gunmen ambushed his auto killing his police escort.
The Kano state police in a statement signed by the command public relations officer, SP Magaji Musa Majia said the ugly incident occurred along Sabon Titi, Madobi road, Kano.
"The three gunmen started shooting sporadically immediately they arrived and shot the mobile policeman attached to the abducted engineer. A stray bullet also hit a truck driver in the area", he said.
However, eyewitnesses account said the gunmen who were five in number, were on a motor vehicle when they ambushed and opened fire on the vehicle conveying staff of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company.
"The attackers killed one police sergeant attached to (the) special protection unit on escort duty and abducted... a German national working with the company", he added in a statement.
Mr Majia, a superintendent of police, said Police Commissioner Rabiu Yusuf had deployed a team of operatives and detectives to cordon the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescue the victim.