Kaduna Monarch Killing: DSS Arrests 6 Suspects

No fewer than six suspects have been arrested in connection with the kidnap and murder of the traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Chief Maiwada Galadima.

The six suspects were paraded on Wednesday at the state headquarters of the Department of State Security Services (DSS)

The state Director of the DSS who briefed journalists said the suspects were tracked and arrested at different locations in Igabi, Soba, Kachia and Jos in Plateau State.

Gunmen had intercepted the convoy of the royal father at Maikyali village along Kaduna-Kachia Road on October 19 and opened fire on the vehicles which forced them to come to a halt.

During the operation, the traditional ruler’s police orderly and three others in his convoy were shot dead by the gunmen who later took him and his wife away to an unknown location.

While the traditional ruler’s wife regained her freedom two days after, he was held hostage by the abductors who demanded a ransom from his family.

About a week later, the state government announced that the monarch had been killed by his abductors – a development that led to the re-imposition of curfew in the crisis ridden state.

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