Suspected gunmen have abducted a businessman and set fire to a police car in the town of Minjibir in northwestern Nigeria’s Kano State.
The gunmen reportedly stormed the man’s home on Tuesday night, before abducting the businessman.
It comes less than four days after suspected kidnappers abducted a woman and her child in Falgore, a nearby Rogo Local Government Area of Kaduna and Katsina.
A Minjibir resident who witnessed the incident said the gunmen, after arriving in the town, first entered people’s homes looking for the rich man and later took the businessman home.
According to him, on their way out, they had a heated argument with the police.
He explained that since the gunmen entered the town at one o’clock in the morning, they did not leave the town until about four o’clock in the morning firing.
He also told the BBC that the gunmen numbered more than 50 people.
The BBC tried to contact Kano State Commissioner of Police Cp Habu Sani and Kano State Police Spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa, but they did not comment on the incident.
According to reports, police from various parts of Kano State responded to the incident, losing to the gunmen, and the gunmen managed to set fire to a police vehicle. open fire for her.
The incident has sent shockwaves through Kano residents as militants continue to target civilians in the state’s rural areas.
Minjibir Local Government Area, which also abducted Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, but was later released.
The daughter of the Dambatta MP was abducted last week by suspected gunmen, but was released after paying a ransom.
Security problems, especially kidnappings for ransom, appear to be on the rise in most of Nigeria’s northwestern states, a trend that continues to cast fear and panic in the region.