District head of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State, Mr Haruna Kuye and his son have been killed.
They were murdered in the early hours of today, Tuesday, by unknown gunmen who invaded their residence in the early hours of Tuesday, according to Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.
The late District head’s wife and daughter were also attacked by the gunmen and are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
“Security reports stated that the act was carried out by about five men wielding AK-47 rifles and machetes, who also tried to burn the house and a vehicle” Aruwan said adding that “three empty cases and a live round of 7.62mm spec were recovered at the scene of the incident,”
Troops in collaboration with other security agencies are carrying out investigations and trailing the assailants.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings as evil and violation of the sanctity of the human lives by enemies of peace who must be fished out and made to face the wrath of the law.
“The Governor who condoled the Kuye family and the Atyap Traditional Council, prayed for the repose of the souls of the District Head and his son.”
“Security agencies have also reported attacks in Giwa LGA where armed bandits attacked Fatika, Kaya and Yakawada villages. Two persons were killed and some kidnapped.”
Similarly, two people were also killed while many were reportedly abducted following attacks on Fatika, Kaya and Yakawada villages in Giwa local government area of Kaduna.