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Suspected Bandits Killed Kaduna Lawmaker


Suspected Bandits Killed Kaduna Lawmaker

Suspected bandits have killed a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rilwanu Aminu Gadagau.

He represents the Giwa West Constituency.

The Speaker, Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, said Gadagau’s body was discovered at a morgue in Kaduna on Wednesday.

According to a statement by the Speaker’s Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, the lawmaker died during bandits attack along Zaria highway on Monday night.

“This is tragic and painful. We are in deep grief over this sad incident. Our prayers at this time go to his immediate family.

“Honourable Gadagau was a young and dynamic lawmaker, who had a passion for his constituency, state and Nigeria,” Zailani said.


This was also confirmed by a former Kaduna State Senator, Shehu Sani via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Shehu, in a series of tweets, initially called for prayers for a member of the state house of assembly as of 10:15am without disclosing many details.

However, in a follow-up tweet at 10:35 am, he noted that Gadagau was shot by bandits while on his way to Kaduna and had given up the ghost.

He wrote on Twitter, “Pray for a member of Kaduna State House of Assembly.”

Another tweet reads, “A member of Kaduna State House of Assembly Hon Rilwanu Aminu Gadagau from Giwa LG is reportedly shot and killed by bandits on his way to Kaduna. A tragedy a day.Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun.”

The attack occurred at Kofar Gayan on the outskirt of Zaria.

It was learnt that the gunmen struck around 8pm, shooting sporadically at vehicles in order to immobilise them and abduct the passengers.

Witnesses noted that the attackers had taken many travellers into the bush before the arrival of security agents.

“They kidnapped many travellers, some fled, while others who were shot at. It will be difficult to determine the number of those killed or abducted,” said a witness.

Another witness said one Sani Dogara was shot dead by the terrorists.

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