A German engineer, Mr. Raupach Fritz Edgar, kidnapped in the northern city of Kano about five months ago has been killed in a failed rescue attempt.
The late German national was said to have been kidnapped in Kano on 24th January, four days after the coordinated bombing that rocked the ancient city.
he was killed during a rescue mission by some special forces from Kaduna. The joint Military Task Force in the state were said to have backed up the team in the operation that lasted about 30 minutes.
An eye witness told our reporter that serious gunshots were heard at the Danbare area opposite BUK new site.
The operation which started at about 6am in the morning of Thursday, resulted in the killing of five of the captives; four men and one woman.
An unconfirmed account however said no less than 20 lives were lost.
The Commandant of the 3th Mechanized Brigade, Brigadier General Isa Illiyasu who initially invited Journalists to the Bukavu Barrack for briefing suspended the briefing, as according to his spokes person, LT. Iweha, “the commander has a lot of pending issues to clear on his table”.
However, the new AIG zone one Kano, Philemon Ibrahim Leha told newsmen that his men were not part of the operation but he was aware of it.