An attack by unidentified criminals in Kamaru Chawai village, Kauru Local Government area has claimed the lives of three persons, troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven have informed the Kaduna State Government.
The State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan made this known in a statement.
Aruwan said the troops responded to a distress call from Chaiwai village and arrived at the location to find three persons— Sunday Joshua, Samson Andy, and Mrs. Tani Jacob – shot dead, and one person, John Joshua, injured.
The commissioner said: “An eye-witness reported that four attackers arrived at the victims’ compound and an argument ensued in English. Shortly after this, the assailants opened fire on the victims.
Investigations indicate that the gunmen were criminals from a neighbouring state who crossed over into the village to carry out the heinous act.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed shock and grief at the report of the attack. He condoled the deceased’s families, praying for the repose of their souls. The Governor further tasked security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident.”
The commissioner also said the corpses have been handed over to relevant authorities in Chawai Chiefdom, and the injured victim is receiving treatment in a hospital in a neighbouring state.
“Troops are sustaining patrols in the area,” he added.
Aruwan said in a separate development that troops reported the arrest of a resident suspected of poisoning cattle in Gindin Dutse village of Jema’a local government area.