Kaduna reimposes 24-hour curfew as kidnappers kill traditional ruler

he Kaduna State Government on Friday reimposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, as well as Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia.

Senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement that the curfew is effective from 11am until further notice.

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

Galadima’s corpse has been deposited at the St Gerald Hospital in Kaduna.

“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.

Galadima was kidnapped along with his wife while his security guards and driver were killed by his abductors.

His wife was released last Sunday and was taken to the hospital.

Report of Galadima’s death has created tension in Kachia as youths have gathered around the palace to receive official confirmation of the death.

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has already called on the state government to probe the latest killings in the state as well release the corpses of their kinsmen for proper burial.

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