Gunmen kill district head and son in fresh attack in Kaduna state


Gunmen kill district head and son in fresh attack in Kaduna state

An attack launched by unknown gunmen in Gidan Zaki village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has led to the death of the District Head Haruna Kuye and his son, Destiny Kuye. 


Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the deceased was murdered at their residence in the early hours of today, Tuesday November 17. 


It was further gathered that the District Head’s wife sustained machete wounds on her hand while his daughter had a gunshot wound on her finger.


The statement added that “three empty cases and a live round of 7.62mm special ammunition were recovered at the scene” of the attack which was carried out by about five men wielding AK-47 rifles and machetes, who also tried to burn the house and a vehicle.


Aruwan disclosed that soldiers in collaboration with other security agencies are carrying out investigations and trailing the assailants. 


Governor El-Rufai has also condemned the killings which he described as evil and violation of the sanctity of human lives by enemies of peace. He vowed that they must be fished out and made to face the wrath of the law.


El-Rufai also condoled the Kuye family and the Atyap Traditional Council, prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, while directing the Commissioner of Police and Director of the Department of State Services to team up with the military forces on the ground to ensure diligent investigations.


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