A First Class Chief in Kaduna State, the Agom Adara, His Royal Highness Maiwada Galadima, has been murdered.

The traditional ruler, who has been in captivity for close to one week, was reported murdered on Thursday night by his captors.

SaharaReporters gathered that he was killed at Katari village, along Kaduna-Abuja road, after a ransom of N10 million was paid.

A source in Rimau village, who spoke to SaharaReporters, said the abductors kidnapped the deceased last week Friday along Kaduna-Kachia road, alongside his wife and driver.

The wife and driver were released two days afterwards, but N10 million was demanded as ransom for the release of the traditional ruler.

The source, however, could not confirm if the kidnappers killed him before or after the ransom was paid.

Galadima hails from Rimau, but was resident in Kachia. The village has been thrown into confusion and mourning.

When contacted on phone to confirm the report, the Police Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo Abubakar, promised to call back, but had not done so as of the time of filing this report.

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