Kaduna govt condemns killing of traditional ruler, wife, orders investigation

UNGWAM Magaji, kaduna
Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor

The Kaduna State Government has condemned the killing of the Etum Numana in Sanga Local Government Area, Alhaji Gambo Makama, and his wife in the early hours of Monday by some unknown assassins.

Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the State Governor told newsmen in Kaduna, Monday that the late Etum Numana was a peacemaker who was committed to peace and development in his chiefdom.

“The government commiserates with the immediate family of the royal father and his wife, the people of Numana Chiefdom and the entire Sanga Local Government.

“The government condemns this double murder that was a calculated threat to peace, and a most unfortunate attempt to introduce into the new year a pattern of criminality that needlessly threatens the right of citizens to security, life, and liberty”.

He appealed to anyone with useful information on the murder to report such to the relevant security agencies and assured them that the information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

He said the government had directed the security agencies to investigate the criminal incident as well as to bring the assailants to justice.

The governor appealed to the people of Numana Chiefdom to remain calm and to support the security agencies as they continued to investigate the crime which he said had been threatening the hard-won peace across the Southern Kaduna area of the state.

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