Gunmen kill traditional ruler, wife in Southern Kaduna

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Gunmen have killed a traditional ruler and his wife in Arak, his hometown on the New Year day, in the Sanga local government area of Southern Kaduna.

His son was also injured in the attack by the gunmen who invaded his home, few minutes after midnight.

They opened fire on him, his wife and 45 year old son.

The gunmen before escaping into the bush, set the home of the traditional ruler on fire.

Police Public Relations Officer of Kaduna command, ASP Mukhtar Hussaini Aliyu, who confirmed the incident said, the command received a distress call from the community at midnight and dispatched its men to the area but regretted that the assailants fled the scene before the arrival of policemen.

According to him: “I can confirm to you that the report is true. We got the distress call at midnight and we moved to the area. As at the time our men got there, the assailants have fled the scene. 

“As at now, I cannot conclude whether they are assassins, armed robbers or whatever. But we have commenced investigations into the killing and I will keep you posted when there is fresh fact about the unfortunate incident.

“We have evacuated the corpses of the man and his wife to Gwantu General Hospital while his injured son is responding to treatment in the hospital.

“It is sad that this is happening again in a community that has been peaceful. I want to appeal for calm as the command was doing everything possible to get to the root of the matter,” he stressed.

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