Kaduna curfew returns as traditional ruler dies in captivity

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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.

This was as the traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna, Maiwada Galadima, died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.

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.

According to the state government, the reinstated curfew is effective from 11am Friday, October 26, 2018 and will remain in force until further notice.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s media aide, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement explained that, “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 state government called for calm in all communities, advising that the criminal elements who perpetrated the crime should not be allowed to divide people of the state.

“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,” the statement explained.

 

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