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Tension Rises In Kaduna As Abducted Traditional Ruler Is Killed

....Kaduna Govt Re-imposes 24 Hour Curfew
By The Nigerian Voice
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A Kaduna chief, the Paramount ruler of Adara, Agom Maiwada Galadima who had been in the den of his abductors since last Friday, has been killed.

The Kaduna State Government confirmed this in a statement on Friday and immediately reimposed a 24-hour curfew in some parts of the state.

According to Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Galadima was killed early today.

He said the curfew will be observed in Kaduna metropolis, Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia, from 11am today.

Four persons including a policeman were killed along Kaduna/Kachia road by the alleged abductors on Friday Oct. 19 before taking away the monarch, his wife and driver.

Both the driver and the wife were freed by the kidnappers, leaving only the chief in their custody.

“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”, Aruwan said.

Following the latest development in the abduction saga, the Kaduna State Government re-imposed a 24 hour curfew.

The Kaduna State Government on Friday reinstated the 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, as well as Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia.

Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity said in a statement that the curfew is effective from 11 am till further notice.

He said this became necessary to help maintain peace following the murder of the Chief of Adara, Mr. Maiwada Galadima in the hands of his abductors who took him away last Friday.

“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,” he said.

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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.

Signed
Samuel Aruwan
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media & Publicity)

26th October 2018