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How Kaduna bandits killed lawmaker, Rilwanu Gadagau

 How Kaduna bandits killed lawmaker, Rilwanu Gadagau

Rilwanu Gadagau

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai and other top government functionaries were present as the remains of Rilwanu Gadagau, a member of the Kaduna House of Assembly, who was shot dead by gunmen along the Kaduna-Zaria Highway, was laid to rest in Zaria.

Malam Muhammad-Sani Gummi, Chief Imam, Kongo Central Mosque led the funeral prayers in Zaria at the burial which was also attended by Speaker Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani on Wednesday.

The speaker was represented by the Majority Leader of the Assembly, Mr Mohammed Dan-Asabe.

NAN recalls that Late Gadagau, who represented Giwa Constituency of Kaduna, was reportedly shot dead on Monday night by bandits during attack on travelers along the road

Meanwhile, the state police has explained how his remains was discovered in a bush in Zura village along Kaduna -Zaria expressway on Wednesday morning.

In a statement on Wednesday, Kaduna Police Command spokesperson, ASP Mohammed Jalige said the remains of the lawmaker was discovered by a good Samaritan who alerted the police.

“At about 0900hrs information received from a good Samaritan from Zura village has it that an unidentified motionless human body is seen lying in the bush hence, the report to the appropriate authorities for urgent action.

The DPO on getting the information, immediately mobilized and led a team of policemen to the scene where a close and physical observation of the corpse was carried out and all necessary photographs taken.

However signs of violent injuries were noticed all over the lifeless body.

Jalige said preliminary investigation reveals the Identity of the deceased as one Hon. Rilwanu Aminu Gadagau, a member of Kaduna State House of Assembly representing Giwa west constituency.

He added that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Kaduna State Command, Mr Mudasiru Abdullahi has ordered full scale investigation into the killing of a lawmaker in Kaduna.

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