Dr. Maiwada Galadima

The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of six persons suspected to be killers of the traditional ruler of Adara Chiefdom, Dr. Maiwada Galadima.

The six suspects were paraded at the state Command’s Headquarters in Kaduna State on Wednesday.

The state Director of the DSS who briefed journalists said the suspects were tracked and arrested at different locations in Igabi, Soba, Kachia and Jos in Plateau State.

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Gunmen had intercepted the convoy of the royal father at Maikyali village along Kaduna-Kachia Road on October 19 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, however, regained her freedom two days after, but he was held hostage by the abductors who demanded a ransom from his family.

About a week later, the state government announced that the monarch had been killed.