It was Thursday around 10:30 pm when Gunmen invaded Kore in the Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano State and kidnapped a businessman identified as Emmanuel Eze, who has been residing in the area for years.
From reports gotten from an eyewitness, the bandits, who arrived in the town in large numbers shot sporadically into the air before they made away with their victim. Stray bullets reportedly also injured a young man in the process.
As of the moment when this report was filed, the bandits are yet to contact any of the family members of the victim even as the police are thoroughly sweeping the area to rescue the victim.
DSP Abdullahi Kiyawa who is the Kano State Police Command Public Relations Officer, on Friday the incident was confirmed to newsmen, it was disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, has dispatched a crack team of police detectives, to sweep the area in search of the bandits, as well as to rescue the kidnapped businessman.
According to the PPRO, “Bandits kidnapped Emmanuel Eze in his Provision Store, at Kore in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State. A team of police officers has been mobilized to rescue and arrest the fleeing culprits.”
It was earlier reported by The Punch that Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, visited Army Headquarters in Abuja, raising serious concern that bandits are gradually infiltrating Kano forests.