Department of State Security (DSS) has arrested six persons suspected to have killed the Kaduna first class traditional ruler, Agom Adara, Dr. Maiwada Galadima.
Kaduna State command Director of DSS, Mr. Mahmud Ningi who paraded the suspects in Kaduna on Wednesday recalled that, suspects abducted the late traditional ruler on the 19th of October and killed him a week after.
While parading the suspects, the DSS Director said,
“on October 19 about 1730 hours near Idon village, in Kajuru Local Government area, a gang of armed hoodlooms blocked the road and were robbing commuters of their valuable. Unfortunately during the operation, the convoy of the late Galadima, ran into the hoodlums who subsequently abducted the Monarch and his wife Victoria and driver, Timothy Katari.
“The hoodlums also killed the police orderly Sergeant Isua Clement and one palace Gard Amos Zamani.”
He also disclosed that three days later on October 21, the wife of the Royal father was also release by the kidnappers ostensibly because of her deteriorating health condition.
“Subsequently, the kidnappers contacted the family through the monarch’s wife phone lines which was confiscated by the abductors and demanded for N100million ransom.
“Unfortunately despite the continuous negotiation, five days later, on October 26, the Royal father was killed by the abductors after receiving N6.850 million from the family.” DSS boss disclosed.
Ningi said the service has been keeping track of the activities of the criminals during the negotiation but could not effect arrest because the safety of the victims was paramount.
He also disclosed that immediately after the monarch’s body was discovered, the Service tracked and arrested six members of the syndicate at different locations in the State.