From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Unidentified gunmen have killed three people and injured another person in Kamaru Chawai village, in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state.
In another development, a local farmer in Gindin Dutse village, Jema’a local government area of the state, suspected of poisoning two cattle have been arrested for questioning.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Samuel Aruwan, yesterday.
According to Aruwan, “troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven have informed the Kaduna state government of an attack by criminals in Kamaru Chawai village, Kauru local government area.
“The troops responded to a distress call from the village, and arrived the location to find three persons – Sunday Joshua, Samson Andy and Mrs Tani Jacob – shot dead, and one person, John Joshua, injured.
“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 neighboring 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, and condoled 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.
“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.”