Kaduna Government orders investigation into killing of Numana chief, wife
By John Fwah
North Central, Nigeria
The Kaduna State Government has condemned the killing of the Etum Numana in Sanga Local Government Area, Alhaji Gambo
Makama and his wife in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, by some unknown assassins.
The Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the State Governor, Samuel Aruwan, told newsmen in Kaduna, Monday
that the late Etum Numana was a peacemaker who was committed to peace and development in his chiefdom.
“The government commiserates with the immediate family of the royal father and his wife, the people of Numana Chiefdom
and the entire Sanga Local Government.
“The government condemns this double murder that was a calculated threat to peace, and a most unfortunate attempt to
introduce into the new year a pattern of criminality that needlessly threatens the right of citizens to security, life and liberty”,
He appealed to anyone with useful information on the murder to report such to the relevant security agencies and assured
them that the information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
He stated that the government had directed the security agencies to investigate the criminal incident as well as to bring the assailants to justice.
It will be recalled that gunmen killed the Chief of Numana in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Malam Gambo Makama, and his wife in wee hours of Sunday at his residence at Gwantu town.
One of the Chief’s sons was also injured and his residence burnt to ashes during the attack.
The Police Public Relations Officer in ASP Mukhtar Hussaini Aliyu, confirmed the attack.
Aliyu said the Police Command had received the report of the attack around midnight on Sunday, but said that the assailants had fled before the police arrived the scene,hence no arrest had been made.
He appealed for calm as the command was doing everything possible to get to the root of the matter.
Meanwhile, the killing has thrown the residents of Gwantu town and its environs into a mourning mood.