Bandits terrorising parts of Kaduna State on Monday killed a seven-year-old boy and his father in Wawan Rafi II village, Zangon Kataf local government area.
The bandits, during the bloody attack on the village, also set ablaze seven houses, one car and a motorcycle.
Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident in a post on his Facebook page.
He identified the victims as Joshua Dauda and Philip Dauda.
According to him: “Security agencies have reported that armed bandits this morning attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf local government area.
“According to the report, two persons were killed in the attack, identified as Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son Philip Dauda. Also, seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack.
“Security patrols mobilsed to the area repelled the assailants, who retreated into the forests adjoining the location. The troops recovered eight empty cases of 7.62mm ammunition at the scene of the attack.
“So far two corpses have been retrieved. The citizenry will be updated on further developments.”