Gunmen have killed the traditional ruler of Numana in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Malam Gambo Makama, and his wife.
The incident occurred on Sunday at his residence at Gwantu town.
One of the chief’s sons was also injured and his residence burnt to ashes during the attack.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Mukhtar Hussaini Aliyu, confirmed the attack.
Aliyu said the Police Command received the report of the attack around midnight on Sunday, but said that the assailants had fled before the police arrived the scene, hence no arrest had been made.
He appealed for calm as the command was doing everything possible to get to the root of the matter.
Meanwhile, the killing has thrown the residents of Gwantu town and its environs into a mourning mood.