HRH Maiwada Galadima. Twitter

Maiwada Galadima, the paramount ruler of Agom Adara in Kaduna State, has been killed, the state government has confirmed.

Media aide to Governor Nasir El-rufai Samuel Aruwan said the killing of the traditional ruler in Kachia area of the state was inhuman.

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Aruwan, in a statement, disclosed that the body of the traditional ruler was found near a bush at Kateri area along the Kaduna-Abuja highway in the early hours of Friday.

He called for calm in all the communities and assured the residents that those behind the killing would not go unpunished.

Gunmen had intercepted the convoy of the royal father at Maikyali village along Kaduna-Kachia Road on 19 October and opened fire on the vehicles which forced them to come to a halt.

During the operation, the traditional ruler’s police orderly and three others in his convoy were shot dead by the gunmen who later took him and his wife away to an unknown location.

The traditional ruler’s wife had regained her freedom two days after the kidnap, but her husband was held hostage by his abductors who demanded a ransom from his family.