👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
The Kaduna State Government have confirmed that the abducted traditional ruler of Agom Adara, has been killed.
Maiwada Galadima who was abducted along Kaduna/Kachia road almost a week ago, a is a paramount chief from Kaduna.
DENISAURUS News learnt that the abductors shot an orderly before fleeing with Dr Galadima and his wife.
According to Ibrahim Yakubu, a son in-law to the late Chief, the group were returning to Kachia from Kaduna when they were attacked.
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A spokesperson to the Kaduna Governor said efforts were made to secure the release of the Kaduna Monarch, whose body was found in a bush at Kateri area along the Kaduna-Abuja highway in the early hours of Friday.
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In a statement seen by DENISAURUS News, Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant to Nasir el-Rufa’i on Media and Publicity, said: “We mourn this quintessential traditional ruler who was killed by his abductors in the early hours of today.
“We are pained and heartbroken that criminal elements have taken away from us a man who did his best for peace and harmony in our state.
“The Kaduna State Government extends its condolences to the family of this revered leader and to people of the chiefdom he led with dedication and commitment.
“Following the abduction of the royal father, the security agencies and the government worked strenuously to secure his release.”
He said: “Government is shocked and disappointed by this unfortunate development. The government of Kaduna State and security agencies will pursue justice for this revered man.”