The Kaduna State Government has again reinstated a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia, due to the killing of his royal highness Agom Adara after his abductors collected an undisclosed sum of money as ransom before killing him.
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 to the criminals who abducted him last week.
The Kaduna State Government calls for calm in all its communities. The criminal elements who perpetrated this crime should not be allowed to divide us.
The paramount ruler of the Adara people in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, the Agwom Adara, Maiwada Raphael Galadima, who was abducted last Friday with his wife was killed by his abductors.
The wife was released last Sunday and was taken to the hospital.
An official of the Adara Development Association (ADA) who broke the sad news said the kidnappers collected an undisclosed some of money as ransom before killing him.
He said the traditional ruler was killed on Thursday night, adding that his corpse was recovered and deposited at the St. Gerald Catholic Hospital Kakuri, Kaduna.
The paramount ruler was abducted on his way to his palace in Kachia after accompanying Governor Nasir el-Rufai to Kasuwan Magani to commiserate with the community over the bloody violence that claimed many lives last week Thursday.
His convoy was intercepted by the bandits who killed his police orderly and four other palace guards before he and the wife were taken to the bush.
The President of the Adara Development Association, Awemi Dio Maisamari, had in a statement on Thursday urged the Kaduna state government to ensure the immediate release of the traditional ruler from captivity,
“Government must act fast, as any harm to him may become a long term potential source of crisis” the statement had warned.
A similar incident had occurred in January 2018, when another traditional ruler in the southern part of Kaduna State, the Etum Numana, Gambo Makama, and his pregnant wife were abducted and killed in Arak, Sanga local government area of the Kaduna.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, did not respond to telephone calls and text messages when contacted.