-By Ismail Auwal
Gunmen killed the District Head of Gidan Zaki, Mr. Haruna Kuye, and his son, Destiny on Tuesday, as the security situation continues to deteriorate in the country.
Zaki and Destiny were killed in their residence at Gidan Zaki, Zangon Kataf local government, in Kaduna, by unknown gunmen according to a statement by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
In the statement, Mr Aruwan said that, “The military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven has informed the Kaduna State Government of the killing of the District Head of Gidan Zaki, Mr. Haruna Kuye and his son”
“The District Head’s wife, according to the military, sustained machete wounds on her hand while his daughter had a gunshot wound on her finger,” he added
The Commissioner further 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.”
“The military added that location that three empty cases and a live round of 7.62mm special ammunition were recovered at the scene.”
Troops in collaboration with other security agencies are carrying out investigations and trailing the assailants.
Mr. Aruwan also confirmed Monday’s attack at Albasu village of Igabi local government, earlier reported by SahelianTimes.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings as evil and a 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 has also directed 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.