Gunmen have killed a local community official, Christopher Madaki, alongside his wife and daughter in-law at Golkofa in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced this in a statement sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday.
“The Kaduna State Police Command and the Defence Headquarters outfit Operation Safe Haven, have reported to the Kaduna State Government the killing of three citizens on Saturday night,” Mr Aruwan said.
“According to the feedback, the assailants stormed the home of Sgt. Christopher Madaki (Rtd), a scribe to a Ward Head at Golkofa, Jema’a LGA and shot him, as well as his wife and his son’s wife.
“The three were later confirmed dead, while his son (Clement Musa Madaki) survived with injuries inflicted on him by the assailants.
“The scribe’s wife was identified as Mary Christopher Madaki, and his son’s wife as Alice Musa.”
Mr Aruwan added that a breakdown of law and order was averted in Kachia town, headquarters of Kachia LGA, following the killing of one Hamidu Nura by one Abba Muhammad.
He said the origin of the fisticuff, which ended with Abba Muhammad stabbing Hamidu Nura to death, is being investigated by security agencies.
“Some irate citizens then mobilized themselves and captured Abba Muhammad, attacking him with knives, clubs and other dangerous weapons, and eventually killing him in a jungle justice approach,” the commissioner said.
In another development, troops of Operation Safe Haven received a report of a missing person, Ngode Patrick Kambai, in Mabuhu village, Zonzon district, Zangon Kataf LGA.
Kambai, a commercial motorcycle rider, was reported by his father to have been missing since around 8:00am on Thursday when he left home on his motorcycle, and did not return.
Troops are coordinating efforts to locate and rescue the missing person, while engaging his family and community.
Security agencies have equally made some arrests of notorious bandits across the state and citizens will be briefed as soon as operatives conclude preliminary investigations.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killing in Golkofa village and described it as completely inhuman and ungodly. He prayed for the repose of their souls and charged security agencies to expedite action on the case.