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El-rufai vows to get at murderers of Etum Numana, wife

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Ibrahim Sha’aban
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Following the confirmation by the Security agencies that the Etum Numana, Gambo Makama was killed along with his wife at their residence on Monday, January 1, 2018 by unknown assassins, the Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-rufai has condemned in to totality the dastardly act.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, commiserated with the immediate family of the royal father and his wife, the people of Numana Chiefdom and the entire Sanga Local Government.

The statement read in part: “The Kaduna State Government has received with sadness report of the killing of the Etum Numana, His Royal Highness, Gambo Makama and his wife.

“The late Etum Numana was a peacemaker who was committed to peace and development in his chiefdom.

“The government therefore condemns this double murder as a calculated threat to peace, and a most unfortunate attempt to intrude into a new year a pattern of criminality that needlessly threatens the right of citizens to security, life and liberty.”

The governor therefore urged those with useful information to forward to the relevant security agencies and the information would be treated with utmost confidentiality.

“Government has directed the security agencies to investigate this criminal incident and bring the assailants to justice.

“We urge the people of Numana Chiefdom to remain calm and to support the security agencies as they investigate this latest threat to the hard-won peace in the area.

“The security agencies have also taken necessary measures to assign more personnel to the area to keep the peace,” the statement noted.

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