BREAKING: Bandits kill Lawmaker, kidnap many others along Kaduna-Zaria road

Notorious Armed Bandits have killed a Kaduna State Lawmaker, Riliwanu Gadagau, along the Kaduna-Zaria Highway.

Gadagau represents Giwa Constituency of Kaduna State and was the Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development in the Assembly.

He was reported to have been killed on Monday night by bandits who attacked travellers along the road. His body was was later discovered on Wednesday morning.

According to reports from Channels Television, a relative of the late lawmaker confirmed the killing, stating that his body was found near Mawai, a village just about 13 kilometres from the Kaduna State capital.

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

Although the Kaduna State Police Command is yet to react to the incident, sources revealed that the attack by the bandits on the Kaduna-Zaria highway lasted more than two hours.

Confirming the incident, the Speaker of the Assembly, Yusuf Zailani, described the death of the lawmaker as devastating.

In a statement on Wednesday, he revealed that Gadagau died during the attack by bandits along the highway and his body was recovered two days later.

“This is tragic and painful. We are in deep grief over this sad incident,” said Zailani who condoled with the lawmaker’s family and members of the Assembly over the incident.

“Our prayers at this time, go to his immediate family. Honourable Gadagau was a young and dynamic lawmaker, who had a passion for his constituency, state and Nigeria. We will miss his vibrant contributions.”

“Our hearts also go out to those kidnapped in the same operation, believing that they would be rescued by security operatives as soon as possible.”

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