Kaduna re-imposes 24-hr curfew, confirms monarch’s killing

The Kaduna State Government, Friday morning ‘re-imposed the recently relaxed 24 hours curfew on Kaduna metropolis and its environs.

The ‘re-imposition is coming on heels of news that the kidnapped traditional ruler, Atom Adara, Maiwada Galadima, has been killed by his abductors.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-rufai, Samuel Aruwan, also confirmed the killing of the monarch.

Describing the killing of the monarch in Kachia Local Government Area of the state as inhuman, the statement disclosed that Galadima’s body was found close to a bush along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Kateri in the early hours of Friday.

The state government however called for calm in all the communities, assuring that those responsible for the killing would be arrested and punished.

The ‘re-imposed curfew, which took effect at 11 am this morning, is expected to last till further notice.

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The statement reads: “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.”

It would be recalled that the killed traditional ruler was abducted alongside his wife on Friday, October 19 on the Kaduna/Kachia Road after his driver and security guards were killed.

The wife of the slain monarch was however released on Sunday.


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