Two people were killed in Kizachi Village of Kauru local government area of Kaduna state Monday evening.
The victims were ambushed by unknown gunmen between Bakin Kogi and Narido village, as they made their way from Bakin Kogi Market.
The military operatives under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven, according to the statement from the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, responded to a distress call and arrived the location to find two persons – Musa Garba and Yakubu Yawo – shot dead.
Two others – Monday Joseph and Jacob Thomas – sustained gunshot injuries.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed concern at the report of the attack, and sent condolences to the families of the bereaved, while praying for the repose of the victims’ souls, and a quick recovery for the injured.
In the meantime, the injured victims have been taken to hospital for treatment.