Thursday, May 31, 2012

B*R*E*A*K*I*N*G News! Kidnapped German Killed in Kano.

The Commissioner of Police, Kano state, Mr. Philemon I. Leha, has confirmed to journalists that he has been made aware of the death of the kidnapped German national, Raufach Edgar during a JTF raid this morning.
Security sources also confirmed that 5 suspected kidnappers including a woman were also killed. The corpse of the German and his suspected abductors have been deposited at the Gamji Military Hospital, Kano.

A top security source had told Daily Trust earlier this morning that Raufach Edgar, who was kidnapped in Kano on January 26 this year was killed by his captors before he could be rescued by men of the JTF.

The JTF had conducted a raid at Danbare area opposite the new campus of Bayero University Kano this morning after tracing the kidnapped German to the hideout where he was being held but the captors killed him before the JTF could apprehend them.

The raid went on for hours after the killing of the hostage and residents reported that sporadic shootings were still being heard, keeping them indoors for the most part of the morning. A military helicopter was also hovering overhead, providing aerial support to the forces on the ground.

Raufach Edgar was until his kidnap working with Dantata and Sawoe construction company. He was abducted by two gun men around 8 am on January 26 along the Zaria - Kano expressway were his company is located.



 -Daily trust

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