The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of three people in Kamaru Chawai village of Kauru Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Saturday.
According to him, the troops of Operation Safe Haven, while responding to a distress call from the village, discovered that three persons – Sunday Joshua, Samson Andy and Mrs Tani Jacob – were shot dead and one person, John Joshua, was injured.
An eye-witness reported that the bandits who were four in number arrived at the victims’ compound and an argument ensued in English. Shortly after this, the assailants opened fire on the victims.
The commissioner disclosed that investigations indicated that the gunmen were criminals from a neighboring state who crossed over into the village to carry out the heinous act.
Mr Aruwan added that while expressing shock and grief at the attack, Governor Nasir El-Rufai condoled with the families of the deceased, praying for the repose of their souls.
The governor further tasked security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident.
“Meanwhile, the corpses have been handed over to the relevant authorities in Chawai Chiefdom, and the injured victim is receiving treatment in a hospital in a neighboring state.
“Troops are sustaining patrols in the area.
“In a separate development, troops reported the arrest of a resident suspected of poisoning cattle in Gindin Dutse village of Jema’a local government area.
“Two cows had died in the village after eating some apparently poisoned cassava beside a farm.
“Troops trailed and arrested the owner of the farm, who is now undergoing preliminary investigations,” the statement added.