By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA—NUMANA Community in Kaduna State has called on the security agencies to fish out the killers of their royal father, Dr. Gambo Makama, his wife and two others, last Sunday.
The community, under the aegis of Numana Community Development Organisation, NCDO, which equally condemned in strong terms, the brutal assassination of the traditional ruler, said the call has become extremely important so as to avoid over-stretching the patience of their people.
A statement released in Abuja yesterday, signed by Mr. Sabo Gwamna and Mr. Jonathan Adams, National President and National Secretary of the group respectively, particularly urged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and heads of other security agencies, to immediately swing into action with a view to arresting the murderers and making them face the full wrath of the law.
“We, therefore, call on the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), and other security agencies, to, as a matter of urgency, spread their tentacles and unravel the killers of our traditional ruler, his wife and two others so that they can face the wrath of the law, “the statement said.
The statement however, appealed to indigenes of the area, especially kinsmen of the deceased not to take the law into their hands through reprisal attacks.
“While we call on sons and daughters of Numana all over the country, especially in Gwantu, the Sanga Local Government headquarters, to remain calm and not take the law into their hands. We also call on the Forward Operation Base (FOB) of 2 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Zango Kataf and the Kaduna State Police Command to take proactive measures to protect our people from these deadly killers, “it added.
The paramount traditional ruler, who was the Chairman, Traditional Council, Sanga Local Government and his wife were murdered, his vehicle, house and other valuebles were also burnt by the killers at his ancestral village Tsauni Ayuba (Asik), when he left his palace at Gwantu, the Sanga Local Government Headquarters to celebrate the New Year with his brethren.
The two other people were also killed outside the same village, their bodies were recovered the following day.
Apart from the killing of the paramount ruler, his wife and two others, the killers also shot his son, who is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.