Kidnappers killed paramount ruler in Kaduna after collecting ransom from family

Kidnappers killed paramount ruler in Kaduna after collecting ransom from family

The paramount ruler of the Adara, the Agwom Adara, Maiwada Raphael Galadima who was abducted last Friday with his wife has been killed.

The traditional ruler was killed on Thursday and his body dumped along the road, where it was found and taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kaduna early Friday morning.

One of the officials of Adara Development Association who went to identify the body at the St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kakuri, Kaduna, said the late Agom was shot twice in the head as there were bullet wounds piercing through his ears and neck.

He said the kidnappers collected an undisclosed amount of money as ransom before killing the traditional ruler.

The Agom Adara was abducted last week on his way to his palace in Kachia after attending an official function with the governor when his convoy was intercepted by the bandits who killed his police orderly and three other palace guards.

Reports of his killing has created tension in Kachia as youths have gathered around the palace to receive official confirmation of the death.

There is also a report of fresh crisis in Sabon Tasha with fears that the Kaduna state government might be forced to declare another round of curfew.

Olaniyi Eniolawun.