The abducted traditional ruler of Adara, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Agom Adara, has been killed.
The abductors killed the traditional ruler in the early hours of Friday.
Adara’s wife, who was abducted alongside with him, was earlier set free.
Following the development, the Kaduna State overnment has reinstated the 24-hour curfew it earlier imposed on Kaduna metropolis and environs owing to the crisis in the area on Sunday.
Other areas affected by the 24-hour curfew apart from Kaduna metropolis are Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia.
The curfew is effective from 11am on Friday (today) and will remain in force until further notice.
The statement, signed by Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, reads in full: Kaduna Government Statement: “The Kaduna State Government has reinstated a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs, Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru, Kateri and Kachia. The curfew is effective from 11am today, Friday, 26th October 2018 and will remain in force until further notice
“This is a necessary step to help maintain peace as we mourn the death of HRH Agom Adara, who we lost in the early hours of today to the criminals who abducted him last week.
“The Kaduna State Government calls for calm in all our communities. The criminal elements who perpetrated this crime should not be allowed to divide us.
“This is a struggle between good, decent, law-abiding people trying to uphold the peace and criminals who want to divide and destroy. It is not a struggle between religious or ethnic groups. Let no criminal find succour in faith or tribe.
“Let us unite against every criminal activity. Let us stand together as human beings who have a right to live in peace.”