Bandits kill retired soldier, wife, daughter-in-law in Kaduna

By our reporter| A retired army sergeant, Christopher Madaki, his wife, and daughter-in-law were on Saturday killed by bandits in Golkofa community, in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, said the gunmen invaded the residence of the retired military officer last night and opened fire on them.

While the community leader, his wife, Mary, and his son’s wife Alice, were later confirmed dead, his son, Clement Musa Madaki survived with injuries inflicted on him by the assailants.

“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,” Aruwan said.

“The three were later confirmed dead, while his son Clement Musa Madaki, survived with injuries inflicted on him by the assailants.

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“The scribe’s wife was identified as Mary Christopher Madaki, and his son’s wife as Alice Musa.

“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.”

In another incident, the commissioner said 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.

“The origin of the fisticuffs between the two is being investigated by security agencies. It however ended with Abba Muhammad stabbing Hamidu Nura to death,” he said.

“Irate citizens mobilized themselves and captured Abba Muhammad, attacking him with knives, clubs, and other dangerous weapons, and eventually killing him in a jungle justice approach.

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“The governor is awaiting further briefs on the Kachia and Zangon Kataf LGAs incidences.”

Aruwan said that the security agencies were currently investigating the two incidents in order to ascertain what led to their deaths.

He also disclosed that security agencies have made some arrests of notorious bandits across the state in different operations.

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