Kaduna Reinforces Curfew As Kidnapped Traditional Ruler Dies
The Kaduna State government on Friday, October 26, confirmed the killing of the kidnapped monarch of Atom Adara, ethnic group in Kajuru local government area of the state, Maiwada Galadima.
The Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who described the killing of the monarch as inhuman, in a statement, said Galadima died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.
Galadima’s body was found close to a bush along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Kateri in the early hours of Friday, according to the statement.
Following his death, the state government has reinstated the 24-hour curfew in Kaduna and its environs.
Galadima was abducted on October 19 alongside his wife, while his driver and four others were killed.
Although his wife was released, Galadima was killed after his abductors allegedly collected ransom.
Meanwhile, the curfew, which was initially imposed on Sunday, was relaxed by el-Rufai following recorded security improvement in some parts of the state.
However, the statement read: “The Kaduna State Government has reinstated a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia. The curfew is effective from 11am today, Friday, 26th October 2018 and will remain in force until further notice.”
“This is a necessary step to help maintain peace as we mourn the death of HRH Agom Adara, who we lost in the early hours of today to the criminals who abducted him last week.
“The Kaduna State Government calls for calm in all our communities. The criminal elements who perpetrated this crime should not be allowed to divide us.
“This is a struggle between good, decent, law-abiding people trying to uphold the peace and criminals who want to divide and destroy. It is not a struggle between religious or ethnic groups. Let no criminal find succour in faith or tribe.
“Let us unite against every criminal activity. Let us stand together as human beings who have a right to live in peace.”