Kaduna State Government has been informed of the killing of the District Head of Gidan Zaki, Mr Haruna Kuye and his son, Destiny Kuye in the early hours of today (Tuesday, 17th November 2020).
The Army under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven said that they were killed in their residence at Gidan Zaki, Zangon Kataf local government area of the state.
According to the military, the District Head’s wife sustained machete wounds on her hand while his daughter had a gunshot wound on her finger.
The security report further stated that the act was carried out by five men wielding AK-47 rifles and machetes, who also tried to burn the house and a vehicle.
The military added 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.
The State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings 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.
He condoled the Kuye family and the Atyap Traditional Council and prayed for the repose of the souls of the District Head and his son.
The governor praised the late Haruna Kuye for his contributions to the peace-building efforts in Zangon-Kataf and 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.