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Terrorists Kill Kaduna Lawmaker

The terrorists killed Gadagau after they abducted him at a location along Kaduna-Zaria road called Dindin Rauga on Monday night.

Terrorists have reportedly killed Rilwanu Gadagu, a member representing Giwa West and the Chairman House Commitee on Local Governments and Rural Development at the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Northwest Nigeria

The Channels Television quoted Yusuf Zailani, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, as confirming the death of the lawmaker on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Zailani said in a statement that Gadagau was killed by terrorists after he was abducted at a location along Kaduna-Zaria road called Dindin Rauga on Monday night. 

A yet to be ascertained number of travellers were reported killed during the attack while an unconfirmed number of others were abducted. 

Another traveller, one Sani Dogara, was also reportedly killed by the terrorists. He was said to be among over 30 travellers abducted by the terrorists who laid a siege on the road.

The attackers stormed the Kofar Gayan town along the road around 8:00 p.m. and began shooting sporadically. 

A source told newsmen that he last spoke with one of his colleagues, Shehu Yunusa, who represents Kubau Constituency, moments before the attack.

“They were on the phone with his colleague Shehu Yunusa on that fateful night, telling his colleague that he was informed about a kidnapping incident taking place ahead of them,” the source said. 

“He was contemplating on either returning to Kaduna or proceeding to Zaria when he abruptly took an excuse and hung the phone.”

“His phone remains switched off since Monday night. His body was found in the bush this morning.”

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