Tragedy has struck in Kaduna, as the traditional ruler of Numana Chiefdom in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Gambo Makama and his wife were on Monday killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in a fresh attack on the community.
The attack occurred in the early hours of the New Year. This is coming barely five days after two communities in Jema’a Local Government Area were also attacked by gunmen. No fewer than 11 people were killed in the attack.
The Kaduna state Police Command spokesman, Muktar Aliyu confirmed that the gunmen invaded the residence of the traditional ruler located in Tsauni Gulere village at about 12am on New Year Morning, 2018 and shot him and his pregnant wife as well his son. The gunmen also set the traditional ruler’s house and his vehicle ablaze and thereafter escaped into the bush before the arrival of policemen.
Aliyu disclosed that more security operatives have been deployed to the affected community while a manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly act has commenced.