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Kaduna lawmaker among six killed Monday night along Kaduna-Zaria highway

Bandits abduct 5 in Zaria, Kaduna State on Tuesday

Alhaji Ridwanu Aminu Gadagau, member who represented Giwa West at the Kaduna State House of Assembly was among the six travellers killed along Kaduna-Zaria highway on Monday night by terror bandits.

The bandits had operated in the area for three hours on Monday night, abducting many passengers and killing six of them.

A source confirmed that the lawmaker’s body was recovered from a nearby bush where it was dumped.

Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, while confirming the incident described his death as devastating.

The Speaker said in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, that the death was tragic and painful, declaring: “We are in deep grief over this sad incident. Our prayers at this time, goes to his immediate family. Honourable Gadagau was a young and dynamic lawmaker, who had a passion for his constituency, state and NIgeria.We will miss his vibrant contributions.”

The Speaker also commiserated with families of others who were killed during the same attack.

Before his death, Honorable Gadagau was the Chairman House Committee on Local Government.

Meanwhile, bandits have again abducted five people in Dallatu and Kasuwar Da’a areas of Dutsen Abba in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This is happening 24 hours after bandits blocked the Kaduna-Zaria expressway and killed three people while abducting scores.

Kaduna State Police Command is yet to react to reports of the attack on the two communities but residents said the bandits, who stormed Dallatu village around 1am on Wednesday kidnapped two people and proceeded to Kasuwar Da’a village where they abducted six others, amongst them three children.

However, sources confirmed that the three children were released Wednesday morning, leaving five people in captivity.

Bandits had attacked motorists plying the Kaduna-Zaria expressway in an operation that lasted close to three hours and claimed the lives of three commuters.

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