By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
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, and the son, building up palpable tension.
Mr. Haruna Kuye and his son, Destiny Kuye were killed in the early hours of Tuesday, 17th November 2020, according to the military sources.
In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Tuesday morning, revealed that they were killed in their residence at Gidan Zaki, Zangon Kataf local government.
‘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.
‘ The security report 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 who went to the location noted 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.
‘Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings, describing it 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.
‘ Malam El-Rufai praised the late Haruna Kuyefor his contributions to the peace-building efforts in Zangon-Kataf.
‘ The Governor has 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