An expatriate engineer has been kidnapped by gunmen in Kano.

The incident occurred at about 7:40am on Tuesday, the Police in Kano said. 

His driver was also shot dead during the operation, before the victim was kidnapped at Dangi Roundabout in Kano. 

According to eyewitness report, the gunmen, numbering four, attacked the vehicle of the victims as they approached the roundabout to commence work in the morning.

Speaking with newsmen, Abdullahi Haruna, the Police spokesman in Kano, said: “The incident has been confirmed and the Police have commenced investigation”, even though the "identities of the victims have not being ascertained".

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