Lawmaker shot dead, as Bandits attack Travelers, kidnap many along Kaduna-Zaria highway

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Bandits Killed lawmaker, kidnapped many along Kaduna-Zaria highway 


The is that , a member of the , has been killed by bandits along the Kaduna-Zaria highway, and many others have been abducted.
Rilwanu Gadagau, Lawmaker Shot Dead, As Bandits kidnap Many along Kaduna-Zaria highway
Late Rilwanu Gadagau, Lawmaker at Kaduna State House of Assembly

Before his death, Gadagau was the Chairman of the House Committee on Local Government and Rural Development.

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Bello Zubairu, the Clerk of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday.

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In the Assembly, he represented the Giwa West Constituency.

As of the time of filing this report, the details surrounding the murder remained hazy.

Many travellers were also kidnapped by the bandits, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Yusuf Zailani, the Speaker of the State House Assembly, has described the death of the lawmaker as “devastating.”
This was stated in a statement signed by Ibrahim Danfulan, his Special Assistant for Media and Publicity, on Wednesday.

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The lawmaker’s remains were discovered in a morgue on Wednesday, among those killed by bandits on Monday night along the Kaduna-Zaria Highway, according to the statement.

“He was killed by bandits on the Zaria highway.

“This is a tragic and painful situation.” “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident,” the statement said in part.

The speaker prayed to Almighty Allah for the strength to bear the loss for the state, assembly, and his family.

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“At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his immediate family. Honourable Gadagau was a young and energetic legislator who cared deeply about his constituency, state, and country.

He said, “We will miss his vibrant contributions.”

The speaker also expressed his condolences to the families of those who died in the same attack.

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“Our hearts also go out to those kidnapped in the same operation,” the Speaker said, adding that he hoped security operatives would rescue them as soon as possible.



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