The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, told newsmen that the two suspects were nabbed by men of the command, adding that they were being investigated for their alleged involvement.
The Kaduna State Police Command said it has arrested two persons in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old corps member, Lawal Auwal-Kontagora.
“The case is under investigation at the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department,” he said.
One of the suspects, identified as Jamiliu, aka Baba lado, was said to be a bus driver and a resident of Kwaru in Malali.
It will be recalled that Lawal Auwal-Kontagora, a graduate of one of the universities in Malaysia came back to Nigeria for the compulsory one year service in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), about four months ago before his death.
The NYSC member reportedly met his untimely death in the hands of suspected hoodlums in Malali, in the Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state on October 17, 2016, while visiting a female friend, identified as Murdja with his friend.
Reports stated that they were inside a Peugeot 407 car with the lady when the gunmen suddenly moved near the car and asked them to open the door which they obeyed.
A close family friend, Yusuf Ma’aji, who narrated the sad scene to newsmen said: “Lawal, we learnt, was chatting with his friend, Murja outside her parents house, when two hoodlums came out from an uncompleted building and tapped on the window of his car.
”They asked them to come and kneel down, which they did. The hoodlums asked them to surrender their phones, so Lawal was trying to get the phones from inside the car, I believe one of the hoodlums got impatient with Lawal and before he could get the phones from the car, they shot at his legs.
”His leg scattered completely because the shot was in close range, then they used a weapon called ‘Gario’ in Hausa to cut the back of his head, towards his neck. He even dragged himself into his car and started it thinking he could drive himself to the hospital, but probably because he was losing a lot of blood, he was not able too,” he added.
The deceased was said to be the first-born of his mother, Hajiya Hafsat Lawal Kontagora.