By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – Former Kaduna state governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has expressed sadness over the death of His Royal Majesty, Dr. Maiwada Galadima, the Chief of Adara chiefdom who was recently abducted by kidnappers in the wake of the violent crisis that engulfed the state.
In a statement he personally signed on Friday, Makarfi regretted that while efforts were being made to restore peace, the people woke up to the unfortunate news of the passing of the traditional ruler.
“It is unfortunate that while efforts to return the State to normalcy following the violence that occurred at Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area last Thursday ,which spilled over to Kaduna metropolis on Sunday are on, we woke up to hear that the paramount traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom, Dr. Maiwada Galadima was killed and the body deposited around Kateri, along Abuja-Kaduna Highway after his abductors had collected a
ransom from the community.
“The action by the criminals is despicable and should be condemned by all peace-loving people of Kaduna State and Nigerians in general.
“All hands must be on deck to ensure that our nascent democracy is not derailed in the country through emerging scenario of conflicts and violence,” he wrote.
He urged the state government to spare no effort in ensuring that perpetrators of the act are brought to book without further delay.