Suspected terrorists have killed two health ad hoc staff members and injured one in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The victims identified as Shem Ishaku, 30, and Job Mark Tachio, 32, were attacked and killed while returning from duty in Zangang Community of Atakar Chiefdom on Friday, July 15.
The third victim, Mrs Victoria Lawrence, 38, sustained a bullet injury but she is gradually responding to treatment.
Bawa Gwazeyiet Emmanuel, the President Kaura Youth Coalition, who confirmed the incident said the victims were in charge of the distribution of mosquito nets in some communities in the local government area.
“Gunmen laid ambush on three unsuspecting persons returning from Zangang where they had distributed mosquito nets. The attack occurred between Zankan and Zangang using cattle as the blockade,” he said.
“This is a spoke in the wheel of peace processes being made, attacks has last occurred in March at Kagoro. Kaura Youth Coalition condemns this dastardly act and advise that everyone be vigilant especially as the height of crops increases. Also when on the road and cattle are about crossing, stop at a good distance you can see all sides clearly.” he added.
A New Nigeria Peoples Party’s House of Assembly candidate, Isaac Gandu, who confirmed the incident to ThePunch on Sunday, said the victims were killed en route Zangang-Zankan Road after distributing mosquito nets in Zankan ward.
“The only woman in the team narrowly escaped with gunshot wounds, she is receiving medical treatment in an undisclosed facility,” he said.