Troops arrest two over murder in Zangon Kataf


By Ismail Auwal

Troops in Kaduna have arrested two suspects linked to murder incident in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

An statement released by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said the suspects Malam Abdullahi Hamza and Idris Mohammed were arrested at Kakwa village, Gora district in Atyap Chiefdom for alleged involvement in a murder incident in October 2020.

The government of Kaduna State has thanked the troops for carrying out diligent surveillance, which led to the arrest of the suspects, and it further emphasized that the arrest gives hope of justice to those that lost their loved ones in the incident.

Mr. Aruwan confirmed that the government has received a security report on how armed bandits kidnapped some citizens at Ungwan Gwaiva in Chikun Local Government, and the killing of two volunteers (Sunday Bawa and Samuel Luka) at a forest near Ungwan Yashi.

According to the statement, the volunteers were closing in on the bandits when they were ambushed and killed. As at this moment, the ground and air troops of the Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) are still carrying out aggressive fighting patrols in the Gadani general area up to the boundaries with neighboring Niger State.

Mr. Aruwan also stated that, “Kaduna State Government commends the military and police for the increased security assets deployed to the route (Kaduna Abuja).”

“Security agencies have assured the government that aggressive fighting patrols will continue on the route along with special operations to destroy hideouts of the armed bandits,” he noted.

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